Cholistan Desert Rangelands

The Cholistan desert is located in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawal nager Districts. The  soils of the tract are saline, alkaline and  gypsiferous. The area consists of shifting sand dunes. The dunes reach height of about 100m in greater Cholistan. The area is subject to wind erosion. Rainfall is erratic and ranges from 100 to 200 mm. Mean minimum and maximum temperatures are 2˚C and 40˚C respectively.

 
 
Tree Shrub Grass
Jand  Prosopis cineraria Lana Haloxylon salicoricum Dhaman Cenchrus ciliaris
Frash Tamarix aphylla Karir Capparis aphylla Khabbal Cynodon dactylon
Van Salvadora oleoides Phog Calligonum polygonoides Chhimber Eleusine flagellifera
Mallah Zizyphus nummularia Khar Haloxylon recurvum Malai Panicum antidotale 
        Lumb Aristida depressa
        Gorkha Elionurus hirsutus
        Murgha Dicanthium annulatum
 
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