Calligonum microcarpum (Gintzburger et al., 2003)

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Calligonum microcarpum


Calligonum microcarpum Borszcz.

Local name:

  • Russian: Кандым мелкоплодный - kandym melkoplodnyj
  • Uzbek: Juzgun

Chromosome number: 2n = 18 (Volovich and Soskov unpublished data; Fedorov 1969).

Description and morphology: Perennial shrub (height up to 1 m) with pendulous leaves and dense bud covers. Bark greyish to reddish. Vegetative growth begins in March. Flowers: bisexual; small, numerous, white-green.

Reproduction: Sexual (seedling/transplanting). Entomophilous. Flowering: April–May. Fruit maturation: May–June.

Pastoral importance: Young stems and fruits well grazed by all livestock in spring and winter. Potential for range improvement of sandy deserts.

Habitat: Psammo-xerophyte.

Distribution: Endemic of southern Central Asian desert.