Bedouin plant utilization in Sinai and the Negev

  title={Bedouin plant utilization in Sinai and the Negev},
  author={C. Bailey and A. Danin},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Utilization of the relatively sparse vegetation of the desert in Sinai and the Negev is one of the more impressive aspects of bedouin adaptation to environmental conditions there. We encountered no plant that was not useful to the bedouins in one way or another. For example, pasture for goats and camels being the most extensive use of plants, a bedouin shepherd, knowing that Thymelaea hirsuta (see Index for authorities and bedouin name) is poisonous, might relate that it has no use at all. The… Expand
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