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Dyschoriste dalyi

(العربية) ACANTHACEAE

Prostrate perennial, often rooting at the nodes, up to 60cm. Leaves: Opposite, spoon-shaped with wavy margins. Flowers: Mauve or pink with dark purple markings on lower lobes, one or two borne in the leaf axils. Fruit: Pale brown capsule, oblong. Seeds pale brown, covered in white hair. Flowering period: August to November. Habitat: Common in Dhofar in the wet woodlands. Altitude: 250-1250m. Uses: An important fodder plant for cattle and goats. Note: Endemic to Dhofar and southeast Yemen.

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