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Toxic or unsafe plants found in the UAE Desert while offroading


Gaurav

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Let's compile a list of toxic or unsafe plants (fruit or shrubs) found in the UAE Desert while offroading.

  • Desert lemon-looking plants are called Desert Squash (Citrullus colocynthis) (Handhal).

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https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-798/colocynth

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14 hours ago, Gaurav said:

@Prithvi Raj FYI

Those desert lemon-looking plants are called Desert Squash (Citrullus colocynthis) (Handhal).

 

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-798/colocynth

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https://www.purdue.edu/hla/sites/famine-foods/famine_food/citrullus-colocynthis/

Yes @Gaurav  there is some research on rajasthani version of this plant called " tumba"  to use as famine food... 

There is another very common plant of desert which is highly poisons called "aak".. we should be careful..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calotropis_gigantea

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@Gaurav agree not to encourage touching any unknown plant which may be toxic and ruin our experience..

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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