Sunday, 15 December 2013

Thymelaea hirsuta

Thymelaea hirsuta Thymelaea

Boja marina
This unusual plant grows around the coastal Mediterranean and Sahara deserts. It flowers November to May and can grow to 2 metres. It was traditionally used for paper (called Mitnan paper in Arabic) and rope making from the inner bark of the plant. This photo was taken in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar park.

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