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(camel’s thorn), a genus of plants of the family Leguminosae. The members of the genus are short branchy semishrubs or perennial herbs. Red or rose-colored flowers are set in leaf axils on the thorns. There are seven species, mainly in the deserts and semideserts of Eurasia and North Africa; in the USSR there are five species.

The most widely distributed is common camel’s thorn (A. pseudoalhagi), a semishrub 40-120 cm high with a large vertical taproot system that reaches groundwater. It forms thickets in the steppes, deserts, and semideserts of Middle Asia, in the semideserts of the southwest European part of the USSR (in Astrakhan’ Oblast), and in the Caucasus. It is a valuable feed plant, liked especially by camels. Camel’s thorn is widely used as a fuel and is one of the main nectariferous plants of arid regions. Camel’s thorn is often a troublesome weed in flower beds. Persian camel’s thorn (A. persarum), which grows in the Caucasus, Middle Asia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Asia Minor, secretes a gluelike sugary liquid that hardens in the form of cereal (manna).


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The plant species in the Quran are: Alhagi maurorum, Allium cepa, Allium sativum, Brassica nigra, Cinamoumon Camphor, Cucumis sativus, Cucurbita pepo, Ficus carica, Lens culinaris Medic, Musa sapientum, Ocimum basilicum, Olea europaea, Phoenix dactylifera, Punica granatum, Salvadora persica, Tamarix aphylla, Vitis vinifera, Zingiber officinale and Ziziphus spina_christi [2].
Kamara's diagnosis was unconfirmed, but local chief Alhagi Ibrahim Sesay said Kamara's arrival in the area could mean Ebola has come to Devil's Hole, a community with no previous history of the virus.
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The main native vegetation comprises Alhagi maurorum, Astragalus gummifer, Artemisia sieberi, Agropyron repens, and Centaurea cyanus.
The morning sessions hosted Alhagi Manta Drammeh, John Chappelear, Fahd Alshayaie and professor Ahmad Syed Khalil.
In site 4, similar to the site 3, the virgin soil was under a permanent pasture and Cynodon dactylon, Alhagi chameleon, and Hordeum glaucum were dominant plant species in the pasture soil.
ranges Westem In Chugai district, vegetation on the Bulochistan piedmont slopes consist of Cousinia ranges alepidea, Haloxylon griffithii, Alhagi camelorum, Saccarum ravannae.
This was an open area of ephemeral semidesert covered with dwarf shrubs Salsola nodulosa, Alhagi pseudoalhagi (M.
This community is dominated by Acacia species and accompanied with Alhagi mannifera, Alhagi maurorum, Hyoscymus muticus and Phaeopappus scoparius.
In all three instances where the Qur'an mentions al-mann,4 it uses one of the variants of the verb nazala, to emphatically state that the mann was actually sent down--but if it is to be found as a naturally growing plant Alhagi maurorum Medic of the Leguminosae family, or as Tamarix mannifera Bunge of the Tamaricaceae family, then how can we account for the Qur'anic account that it was a special blessing to the Children of Israel--a Qur'anic description that is further strengthened through a linguistic relation between the fruit mentioned by the Qur'an and one of the meanings of the word name given to it; mann means "favor".
Alhagi B M Marong, The Role of Law in Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria, Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University.