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An extensive upland desert surface consisting either of bare bedrock or of bedrock covered by a thin layer of pebbles.

[Arabic ḥammāda.]
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Former Muharraq Municipal Council chairman Mohammed Hammada, who served between 2010 and 2014, hopes to retake his seat this year.
EFCC arraigned the former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Abdu Bulama before Justice Hammada Dashen of the Federal High Court, Damaturu, on a 7-count charge of criminal conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N229million.
In arid-soil studies that compared bacterial diversity in barren soil and under the canopy of shrubs Hammada scoparia (Berg et al.
Dans la region de Naama, les parcours steppiques a Hammada scoparia couvrent une etendue assez importante totalisant environ 800.000 hectares soit 24% de la superficie de la zone d'etude (Fig.
For two days we were riding on various terrains: dunes, hammada (stony desert), endless plains of hard, dried soil and what the locals call "fis-fis", powdery soft sand.
There are traps there in folded and faulted structures, as in the case of the Hammada al-Hamra Basin to the north.
Fredolia aretioides Chou-fleur du desert-Aknoud Hammada scoparia Saligne a balai-Tissait Apiaceae Bupleurum atlanticum Buplevre Murb.
x -- -- -- -- Dactylido hispanicae-Lygeetum sparti x x -- -- -- Suaedo verae-Salsoletum oppositifoliae x x -- -- -- Atriplici glaucae-Hammadetum articulatae x x -- -- -- Helianthemo almeriensis-Sideritidetum x -- -- -- -- pusillae Anabasio hispanicae-Euzomodendretum x -- -- -- -- bourgeani Taxa Hammada articulata x x -- -- -- Suaeda pruinosa x x -- -- -- Plantago ovata x x -- -- -- Whitania frutescens x -- -- -- -- Euzomodendron bourgaeanum x -- -- -- -- Anthyllis terniflora x -- -- -- -- Salsola papillosa x -- -- -- -- Forsskaolea tenacissima x -- -- -- -- Table 9.
The area lying at 500-600 m effects a transition between Saharan margins mainly covered by Hammada scoparia and a steppe dominated by Aristida pungens.
Protective effects of aqueous extract of hammada scoparia against hepatotoxicity induced by ethanol in the rat.
The mall was given the green light by former council chairman Mohammed Hammada during the council's two-month summer recess in July 2007 without a council vote.
Charmes par l'ouverture du bal dont l'animation a ete assuree par le jeune et talentueux Hassan Bousboula, les spectateurs ont eu droit en prelude a une projection d'un film documentaire realise par Abdelkader Ben Dmeche, retracant l'histoire de la chanson bedouine oranaise et les poetes de renommee mondiale qui ont fait d'elle un cachet tres special, voire original, comme Cheikh El Jilali Ain Tadless, Cheikh Hammada, Aissa El Djarmouni, Khelifi Ahmed et tant d'autres.