Hello everyone. Are you ready to start learning about some incredible and beautiful trees found in Egypt? Yes? Well, let’s get started!
The mulberry tree or Morus alba, is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 30 meters tall. It is native to Southeast Asia and China, but its natural range extends from Africa into the Mediterranean region.
The species was cultivated in Egypt as early as 3000 BC, where it was used for food, medicine, dyeing materials, and textiles. In ancient Egyptian texts, there are references to the use of the mulberry tree.
The sycamore (or maple) is one of the most common trees in Europe and North America. It has been cultivated since ancient times, and it is still grown today for its timber, fruit, shade, and ornamental value.
The sycamore is a deciduous tree with alternate leaves arranged on the branches. Its woody trunk can grow up to 19-inch diameter, and it often develops large buttresses at the base.
The Doom Palm
The doom palm (also known as the date palm) belongs to the family Arecaceae; this genus includes the coconut palm. This palm is native to tropical regions of the world, including Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The name “doom” comes from the word “domus”, which means home in Latin. The doom palm is actually not a true palm but rather a member of the subfamily Coryphoideae.
Also known as ficus sycomorus, the fig tree is a large deciduous tree that bears edible fruits. Figs were first domesticated in Southwest Asia around 4500 years ago, and they have become important crops throughout the globe.
Fig trees originated in Southwestern Asia and spread into Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Today, about 250 different varieties of figs exist, each with a unique flavor, shape, size, and color.
This tree is also called ‘jacarandá’, and it belongs to the same family as the mulberry tree. Jacarandas are found growing wild in various parts of Central and Southern Brazil.
They are popular due to their distinctive bright red flowers, which bloom between June and October. These colorful blossoms attract insects such as bees, butterflies, and birds.
A Royal Poinciana is a tree belonging to the family Sapotaceae. The plant is native to the island of Hispaniola, and it is widely planted all over the United States. It is commonly referred to by several other names such as magnolia-leaved poinsettia or simply poinsettia.
It produces beautiful greenish-white flowers in late winter and early spring. The petals are usually double, sometimes more than two inches wide.
The lebbek tree is a medium-sized deciduous tree belonging to the family Moraceae. It is native to East Africa, and it is now also found in Madagascar and Australia.
The lebbek tree is similar to the mulberry tree, and its leaves contain small amounts of tannin. The fruits of this tree are round berries, and they are typically eaten raw or cooked.
In some cultures, the lebbek tree is considered sacred because of its association with magic and witchcraft.
The Phoenician juniper (Juniperus phoenicea) is a shrub or small tree that grows in dry rocky places. Native to the Middle East region, this species is mostly found in Lebanon, Syria, and Israel. It was originally named after the city of Phoenicia, located in modern-day Lebanon.
Over time, the name became associated with the word “juniper”, which means pine in English. This name is derived from the resemblance of the juniper’s needles to those of pines.
A eucalyptus tree is an evergreen coniferous tree that belongs to the family Myrtaceae. There are approximately 1,600 species of eucalyptus, and these trees can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
While most eucalyptus species grow in tropical climates, there are several dozen species of eucalyptus that live in temperate climate areas.
A tamarisk tree is a type of shrub or small tree that belongs to the genus Tamarisks. The word tamarisk comes from the Arabic language, where it refers to a desert tree.
Tamarisk trees grow well in arid regions, and they thrive in hot weather conditions. Some tamarisk species are common along roadsides, irrigation ditches, riverbanks, and lakeshores. Other tamarisk species prefer drier habitats, including deserts, grasslands, and mountains.
Although tamarisk trees are not native to North America, they have been introduced into many locations here. Many people enjoy eating tamarisk seeds for their nutritious content.
A mimosa tree is a type of flowering shrub/tree that belongs to the family Fabaceae. Mimosas are native to South America and Mexico. However, they were first cultivated in Europe during the 16th century. Today, mimosa trees are grown worldwide for landscaping purposes.
They produce large quantities of fragrant red or pink peony-like flowers throughout the year. These flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The leaves of the mimosa tree are divided into three distinct types. Each leaf has three leaflets that form a heart shape when viewed upside down.
A mango tree is a type of tropical fruit tree that belongs to the order Sapindales. This tree produces edible fruit that is rich in vitamin C and fiber. Mangoes are native to Southeast Asia, but they were first domesticated in India and China.
Today, mango trees are grown all over the world. Some people eat the pulp of mangos as dessert, while others use the fleshy part of the fruit to make juice or candy.
The orange tree is a medium-sized tree that belongs to the citrus family Rutaceae. Orange trees originated in southern Arabia, and they spread outwards through the Middle East region.
Today, orange trees can be found across the globe, including in countries like Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, and many other countries. In addition to producing delicious oranges, some orange trees also bear lemons and limes.
A pomegranate tree is a deciduous shrub or small tree whose fruits are called “pomes”. The pomegranate tree belongs to the family Punicaceae. Its scientific name is Punica granatum. The pomegranate was originally native to Persia, but today this plant grows around the world.
Most pomegranates originate from Central Asia, although they can also be found in Africa and parts of Europe. People use the juice from the pomegranate flowers to flavor food. The pomegranates’ bright red color makes them look attractive.
The banana tree is a tall evergreen tree that belongs to the family Musaceae. It originates in tropical areas of Africa and Asia. Today, banana trees can be found growing all over the world. There are two types of bananas: sweet and bitter.
Sweet bananas contain high levels of sugar, which makes them popular with children. Bitter bananas do not contain much sugar, so adults tend to favor these varieties. Both kinds of bananas contain starch, protein, and oil. Bananas are used to make drinks, snacks, desserts, and even medicine.
An olive tree is a type of evergreen tree that belongs to the family Oleaceae. Olive trees belong to the genus Olea. Olives are native to the Mediterranean region. Today, olives are common plants in most of the United States. Many people grow olives at home because they taste great.
Olives contain a lot of healthy nutrients, such as vitamins A, E, and K. The leaves of an olive tree are long, slender, and have five lobes. When the leaves are dry, they turn brown and curl up. At the center of each leaf is a yellowish area called the midrib.
A persea tree is a type of plant that belongs to the family Lauraceae. The persea tree is commonly known as the avocado tree. Avocados are native to southern California.
Today, avocados are a global commodity. They are cultivated on farms all over the world. Avocados produce a large amount of oil, which is why they are especially popular for cooking.
The carob tree is an evergreen that is part of the Caesalpinioideae subfamily of the legume family. This type of tree is often grown for its edible pods and also as an ornamental tree in many gardens.
It is native to the Mediterranean and the Middle East. But it is now grown across the world and can be found in Egypt.
The Sidr tree (also known as a Sidra) is an evergreen plant that belongs to the palm family Arecaceae. This type of tree has been growing since ancient times.
It is very similar to the date palm, except that the Sidr tree does not have dates. The Sidr tree originated in South America. Today, it can be found in many countries throughout the world.
That is all for this article, we hope that you enjoyed learning about the variety of trees that are active too and grown in Egypt.
It really is astonishing when you start to see just how many trees can grow in a country that has so much desert. If we have missed any trees, feel free to let us know. We are always learning.
Have a great day!