- Plant Type: Evergreen bush or Tree.
- Common Names: Salt Tree, White Saxual.
- Color: Yellow
- Flower Dimensions: 0.47 inches.
- Flowering Seasons/Months: Summer (Early August to late September).
- Desert with White Saxual: Rub’ al-Khali.
White Saxaul Flower Characteristics
White Saxual is a tap-rooted shrub or small tree that belongs to the Pigweed family. The stem of the White Saxaul is stout and rugged. It has a height of 4.5-5 meters.
- The stem of the White Saxaul is stout and rugged. The bark of this species is light grey.
- The leaves of the White Saxual are simple and broad. This species lacks the foliage type of leaves. Instead, the leaves of White Saxual are reverted as succulent branches.
- Haloxylon persicum is a hermaphroditeWhat is hermaphrodite?An organism or structure possessing both male and femal reproductive organs; a flower with both stamens and pistils. Other synonyms: bisexual or monoclinous. plant. It prefers dry and moist soil.
- The flowers of the White Saxual are solitary. The perianth segments are obtuse.
- These yellow Saxual flowers are reduced to anthers.
White Saxaul Facts
- The White Saxaul is called “Ghada” and was often mentioned in classical Arabic poetry.
- The branches of the White Saxaul tree have an auto-watering mechanism. It functions for the collection of droplets or moisture from the atmosphere for its survival.
- Haloxylon persicum is an essential species in the desert because it stabilizes sand dunes, conserves soil and water, and reduces the desertification rate. In addition, a study stated that H. persicum has biotechnical properties that quantify its role in increasing the soil cohesion of Iran’s arid lands.
- The White Saxual is an essential species for the nomadic peoples of the Central Asian deserts because drinkable water can be extracted from the spongy, saturated bark of the Tree.
- The Haloxylon persicum’s wood can produce a green dye. This is used by Turkmenistan’s traditional weaver to color their wool yarn and make their attractive carpets.
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