Flowering

  • Jan1
  • Feb2
  • Mar3
  • Apr4
  • May5
  • Jun6
  • Jul7
  • Aug8
  • Sep9
  • Oct10
  • Nov11
  • Dec12
Not in Bloom

Distribution

שיטה סלילנית - מפת תפוצה

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Vegetation Units

Description & Remarks

This is the most common spontaneous species of Acacia in Israel. It constitutes a savannoid landscape in the extreme desert where trees are accompanied by desert shrubs and dwarf shrubs (Fig. 7), and herbaceous Mediterranean plants north of Beer Sheva. Fig. 8 displays a typical landscape in Sinai where the A. raddiana trees occupy wide wadis, whereas the slopes are almost plant-less. The Acacias bloom in Israel according to the climatic rhythm of their origin area. It is assumed to be the Sahel plains in Africa. Often, the water reserves in their large rhizosphere enables blooming with no local rain showers and then they bear minute leaves(Fig. 1).
Most Acacia seeds are punctured by seed-beetles who consume their content. According to studies of Gideon Halevy and his colleagues, conducted in Israel and Africa, seeds that passed the intestinal tracks of goats, gazelles, ibex, hyrax may germinate. While in the intestinal system, the beetles may die and the surviving seeds may germinate if the year is rainy.
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Family

Additional Names

Hebrew with Vowels:
שִׁטָּה סְלִילָנִית

תכונות וזיהוי

  • העלים, הגבעולים והקוצים קרחים. על ציר העלה יש אי-אלו בלוטות (כאן 3) בין זוגות הסעיפים.

    העלים, הגבעולים והקוצים קרחים. על ציר העלה יש אי-אלו בלוטות (כאן 3) בין זוגות הסעיפים.

  • העץ בעל 2-1 גזעים.

    העץ בעל 2-1 גזעים.

  • הפרי סלול.

    הפרי סלול.

Life form (Raunkiaer):
tree
Spinescence:
stipules
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
perennating
Petal or tepal color:
yellow
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
August, October, December, July, June, November, September
Leaf arrangement:
alternate (one leaf per node)
Leaf Type:
compound, pinnate or bipinnate, bipinnate or more
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
present
Habitat:
Desert, Thermophilous plants
Chorotype:
Sudanian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Family:
Mimosaceae
Genus:
Acacia