Calligonum

== Characteristics == Plants of the Calligonum genus are shrubs, diffusely but irregularly branched, with flexuous woody branches. Leaves are simple, opposite, nearly sessile, linear or scale-like, sometimes absent or very small, linear or filiform, distinct or united with short membranous ochreae. Flowers are bisexual, solitary or in loose axilla...
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Calligonum

Calligonum is a genus of hardy, mostly evergreen desert and steppe shrubs of the family Polygonaceae. They are natives of North Africa, Western Asia and Southern Europe. They are sand-tolerating switch-plants and were planted along side railway lines in the desert to act as a living screen against sand-drifts.
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