Ssp maurorum: Aguldikeni; Ssp graecorum: Rumdikeni
Sin: Alhagi pseudalhagi
Spiny, glabrous shrubs, 30-100 cm. Leaves simple, 10-20.x 3-4 mm, oblong. Flowers arranged singly or in pairs along the lateral, spiny, 1-5 cm branches. Pedicels 1-3 mm, each bearing 1-2 minute bracteoles. Calyx c. 2 mm, glabrous; teeth to c. 0·5 mm, triangular, with obtuse sinuses. Corolla pink. Ovary glabrous. Lomentum' 8-30 x 2-3 mm, brown, glabrous, 1-9-seeded, strongly contracted between the seeds. Fl. 6-8. Edges of ditches, waste and often saline places, etc., s.I.-1200 m.
W. Caucasia, W. Siberia, N. Iran, C. & E. Asia. Ir.-Tur. element.