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Orobanchaceae

Orobanchaceae Vent. - Broomrape Family

1. Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R. Wight

(Cistanche flava, Cistanche lutea, Phelipaea flava, Phelipaea gigantea, Phelipaea tubulosa)

Common names: Cistanche phelypaea, Desert Hyacinth, dhanon, tarsous, dhanoon, Tartuth, Lathraea phelypaea, Wedaina, zanoon

LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkYellow and maroon flower buds emerging from sand of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) appear in a desert after recent rains. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkPyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkPyramid spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a fly. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkFlower spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) popping from cyanobacterial crust of salt marsh. Southeast coastal area near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkPyramid spike of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with mangrove in background. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkParasitic plants Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in bloom. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkFlower of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkFlower bud of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkPyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkFlower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkBright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, March 18, 2011
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant, a salt tolerant succulent, at Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkFlower of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkFlower buds of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkCistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkCistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in salt marsh near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa at salt marshes near Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkBird tracks and a flower of Cistanche tubulosa on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa on a beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa on a sandy beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a roadside near Abu Nahlah. Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkFlower buds of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
LinkEmerging parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
LinkParasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
LinkPurple shoot of parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth) emerging from sand on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
LinkEmerging flower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) growing from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) appearing from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkBlooming Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkEmerging flower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkBlooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkBlooming plant of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkEmerging flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkFlower spike of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkBlooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Tetraena near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a beach in southern Al Wakra. Qatar, February 7, 2015
LinkTall plant of a parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkDry inflorescence of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) near a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkStout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Al Harrarah. Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkStout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near a sand fence on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkStout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkParasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with flower buds in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant Haloxylon salicornicum in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016

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