Itr, Jarawa (Fruits)


Name: Itr, Jarawa (Fruits)

Scientific name: Glossonema varians

Type: Herb

Color: Green

Habitat: Roadsides,Rocky Areas,Waste Areas

Size: 8 - 20 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Apocynaceae.
Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr.
Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, E Saudi Arabia, UAE.
Habitat & distribution: Frequent to abundant, or locally dominant in shallow sandy runnels and depressions on gravel plains; mostly S Qatar.
Uses: ‘Whole plant is good fodder; fruit eaten by animals’ (El Amin); Mandaville also states that the very young leaves and raw young fruits are edible.