What is the main vegetation found in Sahara desert?

Prominent among the relict woody plants of the Saharan highlands are species of olive, cypress, and mastic trees. Other woody plants found in the highlands and elsewhere in the desert include species of Acacia and Artemisia, doum palm, oleander, date palm, and thyme.
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Are there cacti in the Sahara?

Cacti are native to the American continent. I don't think there are any in the Sahara. However, you'll find some succulents that look like cacti, but those are most probably Euphorbia or other species.
  • Do people live in the Sahara Desert?

    Some of the people who live in the Sahara raise crops on irrigated land in an oasis. Others tend flocks of goats, sheep, and camels. These herders find grass for the stock along the desert's fringe or where sudden rains have fallen. They live in tents so they can move easily as soon as the grass is eaten in one place.
  • What is the weather like in the Sahara Desert?

    During the day the temperature may reach 50°C, when at night it may fall to below 0°C. Deserts have less than 250 mm of rainfall per year. Most deserts are found between 20° and 35° north and south of the equator. Climate graph for the Sahara Desert. The Sahara is the largest desert, covering 9 million km2.
  • Are there any cactus in Egypt?

    There are claims this species came to africa during the golden age of sail, and it would therefore not be native. Furthermore, except for Sri-lanka this species sub-saharan so you should not find it natively growing in Egypt. But with people around, you can never know what crazy and cool plants have been introduced.
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How many countries does the Sahara desert cover?

The Sahara covers large parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia, extends over 9 million square kilometres (3,500,000 sq miles), and it covers about 1⁄4 of the African continent.
  • Is the Antarctic a desert?

    Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 in) along the coast and far less inland.
  • Do people live in the Sahara Desert?

    Some of the people who live in the Sahara raise crops on irrigated land in an oasis. Others tend flocks of goats, sheep, and camels. These herders find grass for the stock along the desert's fringe or where sudden rains have fallen. They live in tents so they can move easily as soon as the grass is eaten in one place.
  • How hot does it get in the Sahara Desert?

    The Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world, with a mean temperature sometimes over 30 °C (86 °F) and the averages high temperatures in summer are over 40 °C (104 °F) for months at a time, and can even soar to 47 °C (117 °F).
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What kind of animals live in the Sahara Desert?

Here the list of 10 amazingly adaptive Sahara desert animals.
  • 10 Golden Jackal.
  • 9 Horned Viper.
  • 8 Dorcas Gazelle.
  • 7 Addax Antelope.
  • 6 Scarab Beetle.
  • 5 Desert Monitor.
  • 4 Ostrich.
  • 3 Fennec Fox.
  • Do lions live in the Sahara Desert?

    Though lions used to live in most parts of Africa, they are now found only in the south Sahara desert and in parts of southern and eastern Africa. Historically, in addition to Africa, lions were found from Greece through the Middle East to northern India.
  • How did the Sahara become a desert?

    The great desert was born some 7 million years ago, as remnants of a vast sea called Tethys closed up. The movement of tectonic plates that created the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps also sparked the drying of the Sahara some 7 million years ago, according to the latest computer simulations of Earth's ancient climate.
  • What is the hottest desert in the world?

    According to several sources, the highest land surface temperature ever recorded was 136° F in the Sahara Desert, at El Azizia, Libya, on September 22, 1922. Some people dispute this record, though, because of the way it was measured.

Updated: 5th October 2018

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