Appearance: Alhagi maurorum is a perennial shrub that grows ft. ( m) tall. Sharp yellow spines that are actually modified stems are from in. ( PDF | On Jan 1, , Ali Esmail Al-Snafi and others published Alhagi maurorum as a potential medicinal herb: An Overview. Alhagi maurorum, belonging to family Leguminosae, is an highly branched spiny shrub which reaches up to to 4 feets in height. Roots may.

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Pakistan Journal of Botany Dicotyledonae Summary maaurorum Invasiveness A. Please view the copyright link for more information. Underground parts form a system of horizontal and vertical roots at a depth of m or greater; new shoots regenerating during winter from the dormant buds on the rhizomes Ambasht, In natural infestations, seedlings have been observed mainly in cattle manure; dispersal by cattle is thought to be the major cause of dispersal as digestive scarification stimulates germination and the manure provides suitable conditions for seedling establishment Kerr et al.

It is possible that further introduction may be likely as a seed contaminant. Further investigations would yield lists of possible species for specificity trials, such as the seed-feeding insects identified in Iraq by Rassoul et al.

The genus Alhagi Leguminosae: Spraying with 2,4-D at the full bud stage gave satisfactory and economic control in numerous trials Kaurorum, ; Kerr et. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page A. Like the closely related gorse Ulex europaea the flowers have a pineapple scent[].

Overview Appearance Alhagi maurkrum is a perennial shrub that grows ft. Mechanical Control To control the spread of A. Carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems of china: Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica, Maurorumm Plants – Shrub or Subshrub. Observations on the ecology of noxious weeds on Ganga River banks at Varanasi, India. Description Top of page A. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.


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Consortium of Intermountain Herbaria – Alhagi maurorum

Pakistan Journal of Botany, November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Monthly Bulletin of the California Department of Agriculture, Title Deep root system Caption Partially excavated shoot of A. At the time of peak growth, plant biomass was uniformly distributed in maaurorum middle and upper portions of the plant and A.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Alhagi – Wikipedia

Flowers The small, pea-like flowers extend from the spines located along the rigid branches. Nir found that dicamba either alone or in combination with 2,4-D also proved effective, as can glyphosate and fosamine Parsons, It spread in hay to Washington and was declared a noxious weed there in Today, manna is used for extracting mannitol, made into tablets and used in alhati cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries to produce laxatives, diuretics and sweeteners.

Phytosociological studies on the vegetation of Ayoum Musa area, south west Sinai.

In the sub-humid monsoon climate of the upper Gangetic plains, seeds of A. Journal of Arid Environments, 4: Plant out into their permanent positions in the summer.


It is hardy to zone UK 7. Mamluk and Weltzien, There are no records of hybridization of A. The sprouting of reproductive buds was enhanced by shoot injury which was not affected by light or aeration Ambasht, Ecological studies of Alhagi camelorum Fisch. Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Journal of Arid Environments, 3: If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. A famine food, it is only used in times of need[46, 61, ].

Morphology is quite variable depending on environmental conditions with thorns smaller and fewer and leaves larger and more numerous in moister climates. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs. The greenish stems bear numerous axillary spreading spines, green, cm long with yellow tips.

It can grow under a range of soil conditions including sand, silt and clay though it prefers calcareous soils, and grows at altitudes up to m. Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. In arid regions of India, dried branches are widely used in making screens after wetting, to protect land against desiccating hot winds. There are no known cases of intentional introduction.