Medicinal Plants of St. Katherine Protectorate in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Part I

Capparis spinosa, Copyright Medicinal Plants Conservation Project 2004
Capparis spinosa, Copyright Medicinal Plants Conservation Project 2004
Global attention is being attracted to St. Katherine's Protectorate (SKP) in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt for its medicinal plant diversity. The Medicinal Plant Conservation Project (MPCP) lead by Professor Mohamed El-Demerdash of the Mansoura University works with the local Bedouin community to attain sustainable conservation of the wild taxa and to improve the awareness of the value of genetic resources.  The MPCP also maintains Desert Botanical Gardens in SKP and a Peace Botanical Garden in Sharm El-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba.  (One of Two Parts) Origanum syriacum subsp. sinaicum, Copyright Medicinal Plants Conservation Project 2004 Origanum syriacum subsp. sinaicum, Copyright Medicinal Plants Conservation Project 2004 www.mpcp.egypt.com See Part II, http://carlisleflowers.net/?p=3650

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