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Lythraceae

Lythraceae J.St.-Hil. - Loosestrife Family

1. Lagerstroemia speciosa (L.) Pers.

(Adambea glabra, Adambea hirsuta, Lagerstroemia augusta, Lagerstroemia flos-reginae, Lagerstroemia hirsuta, Lagerstroemia macrocarpa, Lagerstroemia major, Lagerstroemia minor, Lagerstroemia munchausia, Lagerstroemia plicifolia, Lagerstroemia reginae, Munchausia ovata, Munchausia speciosa, Murtughas hirsuta, Murtughas speciosa, Sotularia malabarica)

Common names: Queen’s crape myrtle

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lagerstroemia speciosa (Giant Crape-myrtle, Queen's Crape-myrtle, Banabá Plant for Philippines, or Pride of India) is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia.

LinkQueen's crape myrtle tree (Lagerstroemia speciosa) in Aspire Park at early morning. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkQueen's crape myrtle tree (Lagerstroemia speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 19, 2016
LinkFlowers of Queen's crape myrtle tree (Lagerstroemia speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 19, 2016

2. Lawsonia inermis L.

(Lawsonia alba, Lawsonia coccinea, Lawsonia falcata, Lawsonia falcifolia, Lawsonia purpurea, Lawsonia spinosa, Rotantha combretoides)

Common names: henna tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Henna (Lawsonia inermis, also known as hina, the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet) is a flowering plant and the sole species of the Lawsonia genus. The English name "henna" comes from the Arabic حِنَّاء‎ (ALA-LC: ḥinnāʾ; pronounced [ħɪnˈnæːʔ]) or, colloquially حنا‎, loosely pronounced as /ħinna/.

LinkFruits of henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) in area of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkFruits of henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) taken from area of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkFlowers of henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkInflorescense of henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkInflorescense of henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) taken from Wadi Al Sahl Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkFlowers of henna tree (Lawsonia inermis) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2015

3. Punica granatum L.

(Granatum punicum, Punica florida, Punica grandiflora, Punica multiflora, Punica nana, Punica spinosa, Rhoea punica)

Common names: pomegranate

Extract from Wikipedia article: The pomegranate /ˈpɒmɨɡrænɨt/, botanical name Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 and 8 m (16–26 ft) tall. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit is typically in season from September to February, and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As intact arils or juice, pomegranates are used in cooking, baking, meal garnishes, juice blends, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine.

LinkPomegranate (Punica granatum) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkFlower of pomegranate (Punica granatum) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkFlower buds of pomegranate (Punica granatum) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.