Dipterygium glaucum Decne. in Ann. Sc. Nat. Ser. 2. (4) :66. 1835. Boiss., l.c. 417 (incl. var.); Hook.f., l.c. 164; Pax & Hoffm., l.c. 208; Hedge & Lamond, l.c. 12.
Much branched undershrubs, up to 60 cm tall, glabrous rarely glandular, woody at the base; branches slender, terete, apparently leafless. Leaves elliptic-oblong, 3-10 (-15) mm long, 2-3 mm broad (incl. 0.5-1 mm long petiole), subfleshy, glabrous (basal and lower leaves in young plants broader and with longer petiole). Flowers minute, in lax ebracteate or bracteate racemes; pedicels 2-3 mm long, filiform. Sepals 1.5-2 mm long, 0.7 mm broad, ovate-oblong, acute or acuminate. Petals 3-4 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, ovate-elliptic, apex obtuse, yellowish. Stamens 6, alike, about as long as the petals; filaments simple, linear, anthers about 1 mm long, ovoid. Fruits 3-6 mm long, 2.5-6 mm broad, ellipsoid, subcompressed, often slightly winged, indehiscent, usually one seeded, somewhat crustaceous.
Type: Arabia, Jidda, Bove (P).
Distribution: Arabia, Egypt, Sudan and W. Pakistan.