Alhagi (Sturtevant, 1919)

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Sturtevant, Notes on edible plants, 1919
Alhagi (Sturtevant, 1919)

Alhagi camelorum

Alhagi camelorum Fisch. Leguminosae. CAMELSTHORN. MANNAPLANT.

The Orient and central Asia. This indigenous shrub furnishes a manna by exudation[1].

Alhagi maurorum

Alhagi maurorum Medic. PERSIAN MANNA-PLANT.

North Africa to Hindustan. Near Kandahar and Herat, manna is found and collected on the bushes of this desert plant at flowering time after the spring rains[2]. This manna is supposed by some to have been the manna of Scripture but others refer the manna of Scripture to one of the lichens.
  1. Don, G. Hist. Dichl. Pls. 2:310. 1832.
  2. Brandis, D. Forest Fl. 145. 1876.