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Rutaceae

Rutaceae Juss. - Boronia Family

1. Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle

(Citrus aurantium, Citrus depressa, Citrus hystrix, Citrus medica, Citrus × acida, Citrus × aurantiifolia, Citrus × davaoensis, Citrus × excelsa, Citrus × javanica, Citrus × lima, Citrus × limettioides, Citrus × limonellus, Citrus × macrophylla, Citrus × montana, Citrus × nipis, Citrus × notissima, Citrus × papaya, Citrus × pseudolimonum, Citrus × spinosissima, Citrus × voangasay, Citrus × webberi, Limonia × aurantiifolia)

Common names: lime tree, key lime

Extract from Wikipedia article: The Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) is a citrus species with a globose fruit, 2.5–5 cm in diameter (1–2 in), that is yellow when ripe but usually picked green commercially. It is smaller and seedier, with a higher acidity, a stronger aroma, and a thinner rind, than that of the Persian lime (Citrus × latifolia). It is valued for its unique flavor compared to other limes, with the Key lime usually having a more tart and bitter flavor. The name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known as the flavoring ingredient in Key lime pie. It is also known as West Indian lime, bartender’s lime, Omani lime, or Mexican lime, the last classified as a distinct race with a thicker skin and darker green color. Philippine varieties have various names, including dayap and bilolo.

LinkLime tree (Citrus aurantiifolia?) on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkGreen limes on a citrus tree (Citrus aurantiifolia?) in area of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 5, 2014

2. Haplophyllum tuberculatum (Forssk.) Ad. Juss.

(Haplophyllum arabicum, Haplophyllum candolleanum, Haplophyllum chesneyanum, Haplophyllum eremophilum, Haplophyllum filifolium, Haplophyllum glabrum, Haplophyllum haussknechtii, Haplophyllum kotschyi, Haplophyllum longifolium, Haplophyllum obovatum, Haplophyllum propinquum, Haplophyllum stocksianum, Haplophyllum trichostylum, Haplophyllum vermiculare, Haplophyllum villosulum, Ruta ciliata, Ruta dichotoma, Ruta glabra, Ruta kotschyi, Ruta montbretii, Ruta obovata, Ruta propinqua, Ruta telephiifolia, Ruta tuberculata)

Common names: Sazab, zeita, kheisa, mesaika

LinkSmall yellow flower of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkSide lit desert yellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 31, 2012
LinkYellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 31, 2012
LinkHaplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkHaplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkYellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkDesert plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) with flowers in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
LinkYoung shoots of a desert plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
LinkYoung leaves of Haplophyllum tuberculatum on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkShoot of Haplophyllum tuberculatum on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkYellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkYellow flower of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkYellow flowers (with white background) of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkHaplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkShoot of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkYellow flowers of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkPlant of Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016

3. Zanthoxylum myriacanthum Wall. ex Hook. f.

(Euodia odorata, Zanthoxylum diabolicum, Zanthoxylum giganteum, Zanthoxylum odoratum, Zanthoxylum rhetsoides)

Common names: Zanthoxylum odorum

LinkEvergreen plant Zanthoxylum myriacanthum (Zanthoxylum odorum) planted in gardens of Sheraton Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 25, 2016
LinkLeaf of evergreen plant Zanthoxylum myriacanthum (Zanthoxylum odorum) planted in gardens of Sheraton Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 25, 2016
LinkGlossy leaves of evergreen plant Zanthoxylum myriacanthum (Zanthoxylum odorum) planted in gardens of Sheraton Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 25, 2016

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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.