Single trunk, forked above, up to 5m in height. Leaves: Rigid, long and thin, densely congested at the end of branches. Flowers: Tiny, bunched at the end of branches. Fruit: Round, fleshy. Flowering period: June to August. Habitat: It grows on the dry plateau at the top of the escarpment and north facing hills in Dhofar beyond the range of the monsoon. Altitude: 800-1400m. Uses: Fiber from the leaves used to make strong ropes. Note: Endemic to dry areas of southwest Arabia. This species is endangered and should be protected.