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Liliaceae

Liliaceae Juss.

1. Agave americana L.

(Agave spectabilis, Aloe americana)

Common names: sabbar, century plant

My notes: Likely to be a different species of Agave.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Agave americana, common names century plant, maguey or American aloe, is a species of flowering plant in the family Agavaceae, originally native to Mexico, Arizona and Texas but cultivated worldwide as an ornamental plant. It has become naturalized in many regions including the West Indies, parts of South America, the Mediterranean Basin, parts of Africa, India, China, Korea, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and an assortment of oceanic islands.

LinkMexican agaves (Agave americana) near back entrance of Texas A and M University in Education City campus. Doha, Qatar, March 26, 2014
LinkBlooming Mexican agaves (Agave americana) near back entrance of Texas A and M University in Education City campus. Doha, Qatar, March 26, 2014
LinkBlooming century plants (Agave americana) near back entrance of Texas A and M University in Education City campus. Doha, Qatar, March 26, 2014
LinkBulbils of century plant (Agave americana) near Majlis Al Taawon Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 19, 2014
LinkMexican agave (Agave americana) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016

2. Dipcadi erythraeum Webb & Berthel.

(Dipcadi unicolor, Ornithogalum erythraeum, Uropetalon erythraeum, Uropetalon unicolor)

Common names: Brown Lily, Hyacinthus serotinus, mesailemo, besailemo

LinkBlack seeds of Brown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local name Mesielmo). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkFlower bud of Brown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkBrown lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) with flower buds on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkFlower buds of Brown lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkMaroon flowers of Brown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, Hyacinthus serotinus, local names mesailemo, besailemo) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkBlooming Brown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, Hyacinthus serotinus, local names mesailemo, besailemo) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkSeeds of Brown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, Hyacinthus serotinus, local names mesailemo, besailemo) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkBrown lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) on roadside south from Ras Laffan. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkFlowers of brown lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) on roadside south from Ras Laffan. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkInflorescence of brown lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkBrown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum, local names mesailemo, besailemo) with fruits on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkFruits of Brown Lily (Dipcadi erythraeum taken from Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Qatar, March 4, 2016

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