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Flora of Sindh

The province is mostly arid with scant vegetation except for the irrigated Indus Valley. Mango, date palms, banana, guava, orange, and chiku are the typical fruit-bearing trees. In Karachi Papaya Chiko, and Bail fruits tree are common. The mangroove forest of indus delta has vegatation of Avicennia tomentosa (timmer) and Ceriops candolleana (chaunir) trees. Water lilies grow in abundance in the numerous lake and ponds, particularly in the lower Sindh region.The dwarf palm, Acacia Rupestris (kher), and Tecomella undolata (lohiroo) trees are typical of the western hill region. In the Indus valley, the Acacia nilotica (babbur) is the most dominant and occurs in thick forests along the Indus banks. The Azadirachta indica (neem) (nim), Zizyphys vulgaris (bir) (ber), Tamarix orientalis (jujuba lai) and Capparis aphylla (kirir) are among the more common trees.

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