Tamarix nilotica

Family Tamaricaceae
Synonyms T. arabica, T. mannifera, T. arborea
Local name Abal, Tarfa
Habitat in Egypt saline sandy soils, edges of salt marshes, coastal and inland sandy plains; shrub accumulating sand and forming vegetation mounds; often cultivated for shade and wood
Distribution North and Northeast Africa, East Mediterranean region, Sinai, Arabia