Gebira, Haitham


Name: Gebira, Haitham

Scientific name: Bassia muricata

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Silver

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 20 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Amaranthaceae
Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Rare. Also recorded: Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional in northern Qatar. Occurs in the Dukhan area on compacted gypsum soils (John Norton). Uses: Grazed and liked by camels, sheep and other livestock.