Taxon distribution as listed in assessment
Within the UAE, this species occurs in coastal areas (Jongbloed et al. 2003), with the first record from Ras al-Khaimah beach (Böer and Chaudhary 1999). Brown and Sakkir (2004) report the species from Abu Dhabi Emirate, without details, and it is also known from plantations along the Fujairah coast. This is a circum-Mediterranean species, with a very wide biogeographical distribution that covers southern Europe, western Asia, North Africa and extends from the Arabian Peninsula to India (Euro+Med Plantbase 2006-2010). In the Mediterranean region it is very widespread, occurring in Spain, the Balearic Islands, France, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Croatia, former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece (including Crete and the East Aegean Islands), Bulgaria, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.