Oman Botanic Garden
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FABACEAE

Ceratonia oreothauma subsp. oreothauma

Monoecious or dioecious, small evergreen tree, up to 4m. Leaves: Paripinnate with 3-5 pairs of leaflets. Flowers: Unisexual, in long racemes. Petals absent. Fruit: Pod, slightly curved, thick, reddish-brown. Seeds embedded in pulp. Flowering period: April to May. Habitat: Grows in wadis, shallow gorges and at the summit. Found in Al Hajar Mountains. Uses: The large trunks were used to make the foundations of old houses. The foliage is grazed by goats. Note: Regional Endemic (Not found elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula except southeast Yemen).a

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