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Resedaceae

Resedaceae Martinov - Mignonette Family

1. Ochradenus aucheri aucheri Boiss.

(Homalodiscus aucheri, Homalodiscus major, Ochradenus dewittii)

LinkBlooming bush of Ochradenus aucheri near Abu Nahlah Road, south from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkOchradenus aucheri with flowers near Abu Nahlah Road, south from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkSeeds of Ochradenus aucheri near Abu Nahlah Road, south from Doha. Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkSeed capsules of Ochradenus aucheri near Abu Nahlah Road, south from Doha. Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkBush of Ochradenus aucheri on a roadside near Abu Nahlah. Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkBush of Ochradenus aucheri with seeds and some flowers on a roadside near Abu Nahlah. Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkBush of Ochradenus aucheri on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkBlooming bush of Ochradenus aucheri on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkOchradenus aucheri with flowers and fruits on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkFruits of Ochradenus aucheri taken from periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkBush of Ochradenus aucheri in a runnel near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkBlooming bush of Ochradenus aucheri on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkBlooming bush of Ochradenus aucheri on stony ground on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016

2. Ochradenus baccatus Del.

(Ochradenus rostratus)

Common names: Pearl plant, Taily Weed, qardi, Qurdi

LinkWhite berries on a desert bush Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, February 13, 2010
LinkYellow flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkBush of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkBush of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) with flowers north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers on a bush of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkLarge bush Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near acacia tree north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkOchradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) with white berries near acacia tree north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkOchradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) with fruits near acacia tree north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkWhite berries of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near acacia tree north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFruits of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near acacia tree north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkPearlescent fruits of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near acacia tree north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFly on yellow flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkYellow flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlies sitting on yellow flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkGreen fly sitting on yellow flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkGreen blister(?) beetle on yellow flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkBlooming bush of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkCompact blooming bush of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near Al Luqta Street, opposite to Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2014
LinkBushes of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near Al Luqta Street, opposite to Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2014
LinkBush of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkFruits of Ochradenus baccatus taken from area near Barzan Towers. Doha, Qatar, March 7, 2015
LinkBush of Ochradenus baccatus on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkBlooming bush of Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) near Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkBlooming bush of Pearl Plant Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) with white berries on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Ash-Shahaniyah. Qatar, December 18, 2015
LinkLarge bush of Pearl Plant Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Ash-Shahaniyah. Qatar, December 18, 2015
LinkBlooming Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Al Shakhaniya. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkOchradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Al Shakhaniya. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkBush of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) in a wadi in Dukhan. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkBush of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkFly on flowers of Ochradenus baccatus (local names qardi, Qurdi) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016

3. Oligomeris linifolia (Vahl ex Hornem.) Macbr.

(Dipetalia linifolia, Dipetalia subulata, Ellimia ruderalis, Oligomeris dipetala, Oligomeris dispersa, Oligomeris dregeana, Oligomeris ellimia, Oligomeris glaucescens, Oligomeris resedella, Oligomeris ruderalis, Oligomeris subulata, Reseda capensis, Reseda linifolia, Reseda oligandra, Reseda schimperi, Reseda subulata, Reseda tridens, Resedella subulata)

Common names: lineleaf whitepuff, shawlah

Extract from Wikipedia article: Oligomeris linifolia is a species of flowering plant in the small family Resedaceae known by the common name lineleaf whitepuff. It is native to parts of the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, as well as southern Europe and North Africa, and the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It grows in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas and saline soils, in deserts, plains, coastline, and other places. It is a fleshy annual plant, producing several erect, ribbed stems 35 to 45 centimeters in maximum height.

LinkSlim terminal spikes of lineleaf whitepuff (Oligomeris linifolia) taken from area near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkSlim terminal spikes of lineleaf whitepuff (Oligomeris linifolia) taken from area near Barzan Towers. Doha, Qatar, March 7, 2015
LinkFlowers and fruits of lineleaf whitepuff (Oligomeris linifolia) taken from area near Barzan Towers. Doha, Qatar, March 7, 2015
LinkTerminal spikes of lineleaf whitepuff (Oligomeris linifolia) taken from area near Barzan Towers. Doha, Qatar, March 7, 2015

4. Reseda muricata muricata C. Presl

(Reseda pruinosa)

Common names: showla

LinkSpherical seed pods of Reseda muricata with ants in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkGlobular seed pods of Reseda muricata with ants in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkBlooming desert plant Reseda muricata (local name showla) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkReseda muricata (local name showla) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkSmall plant of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers on a small plant of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkReseda muricata near a beach in Marouna. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkReseda muricata near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkReseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 13, 2015
LinkReseda muricata (local name showla) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, March 7, 2015
LinkFlower spikes of Reseda muricata taken from area near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, March 7, 2015
LinkFlower spike of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkInflorescence of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkFlower spike of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkFlowers of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkGreen fruits of Reseda muricata (local name showla) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016

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