Acheb | Article about acheb by The Free Dictionary
Short-lived vegetation regions of the Sahara composed principally of mustards (Cruciferae) and grasses (Gramineae).
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Features they share with the southern Saharan vegetation include the growth after rainfall of characteristic communities of annual plants in depressions between dunes (acheb
) in sandy deserts, the presence of different species of Acacia and Prosopis (A.
Some annual species have a very short life cycle, two weeks or less, and make up the acheb
of the northern Sahara and ghizzu of the southern Sahara.