Research notes

January and February 2021: The blossoming of Nature


The scientific name of each plant: (1) Lupinus pilosus L. (2) Anacamptis papilionacea (L.) (3) Red-Anemone coronaria L (4) Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Web (5) Ophrys omegaifera subsp. israelitica (6) Purple-Anemone coronaria L.


Reforestation of Mediterranean Areas with Quercus coccifera L.

Link to video


Fall 2020: Propagating local wild plants from Makaneyyat's seed collection.



Summer 2020: Digitization of Makaneyyat's Herbarium collection.



Spring 2020: As the plants are blooming, we are collecting seeds of wild food plants. Also identifying, cataloguing and collecting specimens.



February 2020: Journal article published by Makaneyyat researchers and colleagues from The Land Institute in the Journal of Arid Environments

Full article


January - February 2020: Makaneyyat team propagated seeds and transplanted seedlings from Makaneyyat's collection.


November - December 2019: The team collected diverse seeds from various wild tree populations in Palestine including;

Crataegus azarolus var. aronia L., Ceratonia siliqua L., Ziziphus jujuba Mill., Pistacia lentiscus L., Pistacia terebinthus L., Quercus coccifera L., Arbutus andrachne L., Quercus infectoria Oliv.


August 2019: Coauthored journal article introducing the work of Makaneyyat is submitted to refereed scientific journal in the U.S.


March-April 2019: The Makaneyyat team conducted fieldwork to identify, catalogue, collect specimens, and collects seeds of wild food plants.


November 2018: The team conducted plant survey in Ein Qiniya-Ramallah.



2018: Makaneyyat's first book was published under the name of "Palestinian Wild Food Plants".




Fall 2018: Video shots capturing the beauty of Palestine during our field work.