Thalj, (salj)


Name: Thalj, (salj)

Scientific name: Cornulaca monacantha

Type: Shrub

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Coastal Areas,Sandy Areas

Size: 60 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Amaranthaceae
Growth form: Small shrub. Flowering. Oct–Nov. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Frequent in coastal areas and in S Qatar on deeper saline sand. Uses: Reported by Rizk & El-Ghazaly to have some degree of antimicrobial activity when ingested. Leaves are used to treat jaundice in Qatar (Ghazanfar).