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Scientific Name: Zizyphus lotus Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: ‫[ السدر‬Sder


Location: Guelmim , Morocco Photographed: May 2013

Brief Description: A shrub that is commonly found in northern Africa but thins out and becomes rare in the western and central Sahara. It can grow up to 8 meters in height and produces a slightly sweet fruit called ‘nbiq’ [ ‫ ]نبق‬in Hassaniyya and ‘abaka’ [•Ө•>•] in Tuareg languages. The leaves are collected and boiled until the water turns black in order to produce a medication used against viper bites.