Salsola cyclophylla


  • Northern Gilf Kebir (wadi in plateau north of Wadi Gubba)

    The species is common in Siwa oasis and the northern fringes of the Libyan Desert, however it was noted only in a single locality in the central part, in the westernmost wadi of the low plateau to the north of Wadi Gubba (northern extremity of the Gilf Kebir). A cluster of several flowering individuals were noted in the upper reaches of the wadi that was othervise void of any green vegetation.

    Wadi in plateau north of Wadi Gubba, northern Gilf Kebir, February 2003