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Malvaceae

Malvaceae Juss. - Mallow Family

1. Abutilon pannosum figarianum (Webb) Verdc.

(Abutilon eufigarii, Abutilon figarianum, Abutilon impressum, Abutilon webbianum)

Common names: gargadan

My notes: It may be better to call it Abutilon pannosum.

LinkAbutilon figarianum behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 30, 2014
LinkLeaves of Abutilon figarianum behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 30, 2014
LinkBush of Abutilon figarianum behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 5, 2014
LinkSeeds of Abutilon figarianum collected from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2014
LinkClose up of seeds of Abutilon figarianum collected from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2014
LinkLeaf of Abutilon figarianum collected from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2014
LinkShoot of Abutilon figarianum collected from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2014
LinkFruit of Abutilon figarianum with seeds from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2014
LinkBush of Abutilon figarianum in oasis in front of Film City in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkAbutilon figarianum taken from oasis in front of Film City in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkAbutilon figarianum with flowers and fruits taken from oasis in front of Film City in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkFlowers and fruits of Abutilon figarianum taken from oasis in front of Film City in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkDissected flower of Abutilon figarianum taken from oasis in front of Film City in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkFlower buds of Abutilon figarianum taken from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 16, 2014
LinkClose up of flower buds of Abutilon figarianum taken from area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 16, 2014
LinkFlower of Abutilon figarianum in area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 17, 2014
LinkFlower bud of Abutilon figarianum in area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 17, 2014
LinkSeeds of Abutilon figarianum in area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 17, 2014
LinkFlower bud of Abutilon figarianum with an ant in area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 17, 2014
LinkDry seed receptacles of Abutilon figarianum from area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2014
LinkFruit of Abutilon figarianum from area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2014
LinkDry seeds of Abutilon figarianum from area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2014
LinkPlant of Abutilon figarianum behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 8, 2015
LinkBush of Abutilon figarianum on roadside of Dukhan Road. Qatar, February 13, 2015
LinkShoot of Abutilon figarianum on roadside of Dukhan Road. Qatar, February 13, 2015
LinkBlooming branch of Abutilon figarianum taken from extension of Al Kharais Street behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2015
LinkFlower of Abutilon figarianum on white background taken from extension of Al Kharais Street behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2015
LinkClose up of a flower of Abutilon figarianum on white background taken from extension of Al Kharais Street behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2015
LinkClose up of a flower of Abutilon figarianum on dark background taken from extension of Al Kharais Street behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2015
LinkAbutilon figarianum in area behind gas station on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 19, 2015
LinkYoung shoots of Abutilon figarianum on roadside of Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015

2. Abutilon fruticosum Guill. & Perr.

(Abutilon albidum, Abutilon denticulatum, Abutilon dubium, Abutilon kotschyi, Abutilon nuttallii, Abutilon texense, Sida amoena, Sida denticulata, Sida gracilis, Sida kotschyi, Sida perrottetiana)

Common names: gargadan, Texas Indian-mallow

Extract from Wikipedia article: Abutilon fruticosum is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family known by the common names Texas Indian mallow, pelotazo, and sweet Indian mallow. It is native to Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in the United States.

LinkFlower and seeds of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkShoot of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara, north-western Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkSeeds of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkSeed receptacles of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkYellow flower of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkBlooming Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkSeedling of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkFruits of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSeedling of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSeedling of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) with flower buds in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSeedling of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) near a camel fence on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
LinkBlooming Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. North-western Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkFlower of Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) against blue sky on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. North-western Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) near a camel fence in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) eaten by goats inside a bush of Ziziphus in a silty depression near a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkTexas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) growing under protection of Ziziphus and Lycium bushes in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkBlooming Texas Indian-mallow (Abutilon fruticosum, Abutilon denticulatum, local name gargadan) in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016

3. Adansonia gregorii F. Muell.

(Adansonia stanburyana, Baobabus gregorii)

Common names: Boab tree, baobab

My notes: Imported tree planted in Aspire Park.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Adansonia gregorii, commonly known as the boab, is a tree in the family Malvaceae. As with other baobabs, it is easily recognised by the swollen base of its trunk, which gives the tree a bottle-like appearance. Endemic to Australia, boab occurs in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and east into the Northern Territory. It is the only baobab to occur in Australia, the others being native to Madagascar (six species) and mainland Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (two species).

LinkBoabab (Adansonia gregorii)(?) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015

4. Bombax ceiba L.

(Bombax aculeatum, Bombax heptaphyllum, Bombax malabaricum, Bombax thorelii, Bombax tussacii, Gossampinus malabarica, Gossampinus rubra, Gossampinus thorelii, Melaleuca grandiflora, Salmalia malabarica)

Common names: kapok, red silk-cotton, red cotton tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Bombax ceiba, like other trees of the genus Bombax, is commonly known as cotton tree. More specifically, it is sometimes known as red silk-cotton; red cotton tree; or ambiguously as silk-cotton or kapok, both of which may also refer to Ceiba pentandra.

LinkFlower of red cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) taken from Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2016
LinkDissected flower of red cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) taken from Dahl Al Hamam Park on Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2016
LinkRed cotton tree (Bombax ceiba) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

5. Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil., A. Juss. & Cambess.) P. Ravenna

(Bombax aculeatum, Ceiba allenii, Ceiba salmonea, Chorisia speciosa, Spirotheca allenii, Spirotheca codazziana, Spirotheca rhodostyla, Spirotheca rimbachii, Spirotheca salmonea, Spirotheca trilobata)

Common names: silk floss tree, toborochi tree, drunken tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: The silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa, formerly Chorisia speciosa), is a species of deciduous tree native to the tropical and subtropical forests of South America. It has a host of local common names, such as palo borracho (in Spanish literally "drunken stick"). It belongs to the same family as the baobab and the kapok. Another tree of the same genus, Ceiba chodatii, is often referred to by the same common names.

LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, February 18, 2011
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Zone in morning mist. Doha, Qatar, March 2, 2012
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Academy. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2012
LinkRotten Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
LinkRotten bark on Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
LinkRotten trunk of Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in a park of Aspire Zone. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2013
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) and Torch Hotel in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkIlluminated Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) and Torch Hotel in Aspire Park at morning dusk. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkTrunk of Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkFlower of Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkBlooming Silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
LinkTrunk of silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2015
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 29, 2015
LinkSilk floss trees (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) near a beach in Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, May 9, 2015
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) planted in Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, May 9, 2015
LinkCrown of silk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park at dusk. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015
LinkSilk floss tree (Chorisia speciosa, Ceiba speciosa, baobab family) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2016

6. Corchorus depressus (L.) Stocks

(Antichorus depressus, Corchorus antichorus, Corchorus humilis, Corchorus microphyllus)

Common names: Mulakhiyah al bar, sutaih, rukbat al jamal

My notes: Opened flowers were seen only once.

LinkMat-forming prostrate desert plant Corchorus depressus (local names sutaih, rukbat al jamal, Mulakhiyah al bar) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkFlower buds of Corchorus depressus in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
LinkShoot of Corchorus depressus in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
LinkDesert plant of Corchorus depressus with flower buds and fruits in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkDense mat of Corchorus depressus in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkClose up of Corchorus depressus with flower buds and fruits in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkShoot of Corchorus depressus with flower buds and fruits in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkPlant of Corchorus depressus with flower buds and fruits in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkCorchorus depressus in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkShoot of Corchorus depressus in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkCreeping plant of Corchorus depressus in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkShoot of Corchorus depressus with fruits in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkFresh shoot of Corchorus depressus in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkProstrate plant of Corchorus depressus near Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkMat forming plant of Corchorus depressus near Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkYellow flowers (rarely seen opened) of Corchorus depressus on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkFlower and fruits of Corchorus depressus on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkBlooming Corchorus depressus on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkMat of blooming Corchorus depressus on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkYellow flowers of Corchorus depressus on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkCorchorus depressus in flower on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkMat of Corchorus depressus in flower on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015

7. Corchorus olitorius L.

(Corchorus catharticus, Corchorus decemangularis, Corchorus longicarpus, Corchorus malchairii, Corchorus quinquelocularis)

Common names: Molokheya barria, Nalta jute, tossa jute

Extract from Wikipedia article: Corchorus olitorius, commonly known as Nalta jute, tossa jute, and Jew's mallow, is a shrub species in the family Malvaceae. It is the primary source of jute fibre. The leaves and young fruits are used as a vegetable, the dried leaves are used for tea and as a soup thickener, and the seeds are edible.

LinkClose up of leaves of Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius), with lower serratures on each side prolonged into a filiform appendage, in a small vegetable garden on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
LinkPlant of Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) in a small vegetable garden on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
LinkNalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) with a flower under a palm on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
LinkBack lit Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) under a palm on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
LinkPlants of Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) growing under a palm tree on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
LinkBlooming Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) taken from Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
LinkNalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) with a fruit taken from Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015

8. Corchorus trilocularis L.

(Corchorus aestuans, Corchorus asplenifolius, Corchorus fruticulosus, Corchorus rigidiusculus, Corchorus serrifolius, Corchorus somalicus, Corchorus triflorus)

Common names: wild jute

LinkWild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) growing in caked mud in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkWild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) with flowers in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkShoot of wild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkWild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkPlant of wild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkWild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkWild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) growing together with Corchorus depressus in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkShoot of wild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) on white background in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSeedling of wild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkSeedling of wild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkWild jute (Corchorus trilocularis) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016

9. Gossypium herbaceum

Common names: wild cotton

Extract from Wikipedia article: Gossypium herbaceum, commonly known as Levant cotton, is a species of cotton native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia where it still grows in the wild as a perennial shrub. It is a sister-species of Gossypium arboreum.

LinkBush of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkYellow flower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkFruit (seed pod) of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkWild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) taken Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 5, 2015
LinkDissected fruits of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) taken Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 5, 2015
LinkFlower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkClose up of a maroon flower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkFlower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015

10. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

(Hibiscus boryanus, Hibiscus festalis, Hibiscus storckii)

Common names: China rose

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. It is the most widely used flower in laboratory experiments by scholars and universities to study floral characteristics.

LinkChina rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015
LinkStigma of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015
LinkFlower bud of orange China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015
LinkRed flower of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, December 19, 2015
LinkOrange half opened flower of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, December 19, 2015
LinkOrange half opened flower of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkClose up of orange half opened flower of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkRed flower of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkPetals of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) on the ground in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkRed flower of China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in gardens of Sheraton Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 25, 2016
LinkChina rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) planted in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 16, 2016

11. Hibiscus tilliaceus L.

(Hibiscus boninensis, Hibiscus circinnatus, Hibiscus porophyllus, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Hibiscus tiliifolius, Hibiscus tortuosus, Pariti boninense, Pariti tiliaceum, Paritium abutiloides, Paritium circinnatum, Paritium elatum, Paritium tiliaceum)

Common names: sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal hibiscus, coastal cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, Norfolk hibiscus, balibago, bhendi, balibago, waru, hau, purau, vau tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hibiscus tiliaceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics. Common names include sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal (or coast) hibiscus, coastal (or coast) cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, Norfolk hibiscus, balibago (Tagalog), bhendi (Marathi), balibago (Tagalog), waru (Indonesian), hau (Hawaiian), purau (Tahitian), and vau tree. The specific epithet, "tiliaceus", refers to its resemblance to the related Tilia species.

LinkCottonwood hibiscus (sea rosemallow, Hibiscus tilliaceus) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

12. Hibiscus trionum L.

(Hibiscus africanus, Hibiscus dissectus, Hibiscus hispidus, Hibiscus vesicarius, Ketmia trionum, Trionum annuum)

Common names: bladder hibiscus,bladder ketmia,bladder weed,flower-of-the-hour,puarangi,shoofly,venice mallow

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hibiscus trionum, commonly called flower-of-an-hour, bladder hibiscus, bladder ketmia, bladder weed, flower-of-the-hour, modesty, puarangi, shoofly, and venice mallow, is an annual plant native to the Levant. It has spread throughout southern Europe both as a weed and cultivated as a garden plant. It has been introduced to the United States as an ornamental where it has become naturalized as a weed of cropland and vacant land, particularly on disturbed ground.

LinkBalloon like fruits of bladder ketmia (Hibiscus trionum) found in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkFluffy stuff inside balloon like fruits of bladder weed (Hibiscus trionum) found in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014

13. Althaea ludwigii L.

(Althaea gariepina, Althaea garipensis, Althaea laevis, Axolopha ludwigii, Dinacrusa ludwigii, Malva malwensis)

Common names: khatma

LinkAlthaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Thaghab Al Majda. North-western Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkAlthaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in caked mud in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSeedling of Althaea ludwigii in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkFlowers of Althaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in a roadside depression of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkAlthaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in a roadside depression of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkLeaves of Althaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in a roadside depression of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkBlooming Althaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in a roadside depression of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkBlooming Althaea ludwigii (local name khatma) in a roadside depression of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016

14. Malva parviflora L.

(Althaea mareotica, Althaea microcarpa, Althaea parviflora, Malva coronata, Malva cristata, Malva juvenalis, Malva mareotica, Malva microcalyx, Malva microcarpa, Malva trionoides)

Common names: khubaiza, Least Mallow, Cheeseweed, Malva flexuosa

Extract from Wikipedia article: Malva parviflora is an annual or perennial herb that is native to Northern Africa, Europe and Asia and is widely naturalised elsewhere. Common names include cheeseweed, cheeseweed mallow, Egyptian mallow, least mallow, little mallow, mallow, marshmallow, small-flowered mallow, small-flowered marshmallow and smallflower mallow. M. parviflora leaf extracts possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. It has a decumbent or erect habit, growing to 50 cm in height. The broad leaves have 5 to 7 lobes and are 8 to 10 cm in diameter. It has small white or pink flowers with 4 to 6 mm long petals.

LinkWhite flowers of Malva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkMalva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) in Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkMalva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkFruits of Malva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) with dodder in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkMallow seedlings (Malva parviflora)(?) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, December 13, 2014
LinkSmallflower mallow (Malva parviflora or may be nicaeensis) with flower buds on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
LinkPink flowers of smallflower mallow (Malva parviflora or may be nicaeensis) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
LinkMalva parviflora (local name khubaiza) from a roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkMalva parviflora (local name khubaiza) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkMalva parviflora (Malva flexuosa, local name khubaiza) on the periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkSeedling of Malva parviflora in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkClose up of seedling of Malva parviflora in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016

15. Malvaviscus arboreus

Common names: Turkcap, wax mallow

Extract from Wikipedia article: Malvaviscus arboreus is a species of flowering plant in the hibiscus family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The specific name, arboreus, refers to the tree-like appearance of a mature plant. It is now popular in cultivation and goes by many English names including Turkcap, Turk's Turban, Wax Mallow, Ladies Teardrop and Scotchman's Purse. Its flowers do not open fully and help attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

LinkFlower of Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkBlooming Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkRed flower of Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) taken from Wadi Al Sahl Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkFlower of Turkcap (Malvaviscus arboreus) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, December 19, 2015

16. Sida spinosa L.

(Malva spinosa, Malvinda alba, Malvinda angustifolia, Malvinda spinosa, Sida affinis, Sida alba, Sida angustifolia, Sida bicolor, Sida brachypetala, Sida carpinifolia, Sida emarginata, Sida heterocarpa, Sida milleri, Sida minor, Sida pimpinellifolia, Sida subdistans, Sida tenuicaulis, Sida truncata, Sida ulmifolia)

Common names: false mallow, Indian mallow, prickly fanpetals, prickly mallow, prickly sida, prickly-mallow, spiny sida, teaweed, thistle mallow

LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba) taken from water leakage area located between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2015
LinkPlant of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) taken from water leakage area located between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2015
LinkPlant of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) on white background taken from water leakage area located between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2015
LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba) growing near a water leakage site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
LinkPlant of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) near a water leakage site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba) with flower buds in water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 30, 2015
LinkShoot of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) with flower buds in water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 30, 2015
LinkPlants of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) near water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 30, 2015
LinkPlants of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) spreading near water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 30, 2015
LinkPlants of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) with flower buds in water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 30, 2015
LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba)(?) near water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, August 19, 2015
LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba) with a flower taken from water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 5, 2015
LinkClose up of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) with a flower taken from water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 5, 2015
LinkPlant of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) taken from water leakage area between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 5, 2015
LinkPlant of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) near a water outlet site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, November 18, 2015
LinkShoot of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) taken from a site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, November 18, 2015
LinkBack lit shoot of Sida spinosa (Sida alba) taken from a site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, November 18, 2015
LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba) growing near a water leakage site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkSida spinosa (Sida alba) with black seeds taken from a water leakage site between Al Eithar and United Nations streets in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 7, 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.