Flowering

  • Jan1
  • Feb2
  • Mar3
  • Apr4
  • May5
  • Jun6
  • Jul7
  • Aug8
  • Sep9
  • Oct10
  • Nov11
  • Dec12
In Bloom

Distribution

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Description & Remarks

The plant was known from Egypt (Sinai), recently found and identified by Irene and Michael Blecher in Nahal David, Ein Gedi area.

Perennial herb. Whole plant extremely viscid, densely glandular-pubescent, often with adherent soil grains, small insects, seeds and fruits of different plants. Stems scrambling or ascending, branching; often woody toward the base, to 2 m long; finely sulcate, densely glandular-pubescent. Glandular hairs transparent, with glands like tiny water droplets. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, ovate to ovate-triangular; apex acute to acuminate, rarely obtuse; lamina (10–)28(–62) mm long, (6–)21(–51) mm wide; densely glandular-pubescent, viscid. Petiole (3–)10(–23) mm long, densely glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences mostly umbellate, (3–)6–7(–11) flowers per umbel; peduncles (10–)27(–45) mm long; bracteate; densely glandular-pubescent. Flowers pedicellate, pedicels (4–)9.2(–15) mm long; densely glandular-pubescent. Perianth (7.5–)10.6(–14) mm long, (6.6–)10(–13) mm wide. Upper part of perianth petaloid with 5 rounded, slightly retuse lobes; infundibuliform, with a well-developed basal tube; limb pink or magenta, basal tube greenish. Stamens (2–)3–4(–5), long exerted, filaments pink. Ovary ellipsoid, stipitate; style filiform, exerted, pink; stigma capitate. Lower part of perianth coriaceous, obscurely 10-ribbed, with prominent glands; clavate. Anthocarp (6–)7(–8) mm long, (2–)2.7(–3) mm wide; clavate; 10-ribbed, with 10 stalked mucilaginous yellowish or pinkish glands around the apex and 3–4 spiral rows of prominent shortly stalked and sessile glands below; densely puberulent.

Based on : Blecher I. & Blecher M., 2017. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 64 (1-2)

Family

תכונות וזיהוי

  • הפרחים ורודים בולטים, הצמח דביק-בלוטי

    הפרחים ורודים בולטים, הצמח דביק-בלוטי

  • אוגן הכותרת פתוח, קוטרו כ1 ס

    אוגן הכותרת פתוח, קוטרו כ1 ס"מ

  • הצמח בלוטי ומאד דביק

    הצמח בלוטי ומאד דביק

Life form (Raunkiaer):
hemicryptophyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
ephemeral
Petal or tepal color:
pink
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
April, January, May, March, February
Leaf arrangement:
opposite (two leaves per node)
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Desert
Chorotype:
Sudanian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Family:
Nyctaginaceae
Genus:
Commicarpus