Interesting anti-desertification plants

Search for data on the following interesting plant species under their scientific or vernacular names in the archives of this blog.  Type one of these names on top right and click “search” :

Acacia species : acacia

Acca sellowiana : feijao, pineapple guava

Actinidia arguta : kiwi

Actinidia deliciosa : kiwi

Adansonia digitata : baobab

Agave americana : century plant

Amaranthus spp. : amaranth

Annona cherimola : cherimoya

Annona muricata : guanabana, soursop, graviola

Artemisia annua : sweet wormwood

Artemisia halodendron : wormwood

Asimina triloba : pawpaw

Brassica carinata : Ethiopian mustard

Cajanus cajan : pigeonpea

Calliandra calothyrsa : calliandra

Caragana microphylla : littleleaf peashrub

Caryopteris x clandonensis : Blue beard / Blue mist

Cleome gynandra : African cabbage, cat’s whiskers

Crocus sativus : saffron crocus

Cydonia oblonga : quice, membrillo

Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus : artichoke

Cyphomandra betacea : tomato tree

Dacryodes edulis : safou or butterfruit

Eleusine coracana : finger millet, African millet, Ragi

Garcinia lmivingstonei :  imbe

Gleditsia triacanthos : honey locust

Hemerocallis spp. – Daylilies

Hippophae rhamnoides : sea buckthorn

Hylocereus undatus : dragonfruit

INTA Sequia common bean

Ipomoea batatas : sweet potato

Irvingia gabonensis : Dika tree

Jatropha curcas : Barbados nut, Physic nut

Lens culinaris : lentils

Linum usitatissimum : Flax

Lupinus luteus, L. hispanicus and L. cosentinii: lupins

Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme : Fig-Marigold, Giant Pigface, Hottentot Fig

Miscanthus x giganteus : miscanthus

Moringa oleifera : Moringa

Morus spp. : mulberry

Oenothera speciosa : Mexican evening primrose (invasive ground cover)

Opuntia ficus-indica : prickly pear cactus

Oxytenanthera abyssinica : drought-resistant bamboo

Panicum virgatum : switchgrass

Parthenium argentatum : guayule

Portulacaria afra : spekboom, elephant bush

Prosopis cineraria

Rheum palaestinum : Desert rhubarb

Ricinus communis : castor plant

Rosmarinus officinalis : rosemary

Salicornia : samphire

Sesamum indicum – sesame

Sclerocarya birrea : marula

Sesbania rostrata

Sesbania sesban

Simmondsia chinensis : jojoba

Solanum scabrum : African nightshade

Strychnos spinosa : monkey orange

Suaeda glauca : seepweed, seablite

Tephrosia candida

Tylosema esculentum : marama

Vigna radiata : greengram, mung bean

Vigna unguiculata : cowpea, black-eyed pea

Vitex agnus-castus : chaste tree

Zizyphus mauritiana : jujube