Description & Remarks
An erect, waxy, 1-1.5 m tall perennial herb. Leaves 5-6 pinnate, triangular to ovate in outline, 30-50 cm long. Leaf sheaths (bases) distinctly inflated, ovate, clasping, 7-14 cm long. Inflorescence yellow, 7-15 rayed; central umbellules stalkless or almost so. Fruit ovate–oblong, flattened, winged, 12 mm long mericarp. Similar and close to Ferula daniniim, which is a desert plant with smaller fruit.
Global range : Caucasus (C & S Armenia, E Azerbaijan and S Russia), E Turkey, Iran and N Iraq.
E. Gabrielian and O. Fragman-Sapir, 2016
- Hebrew with Vowels:
- כֶּלֶךְ שׁוֹמְרוֹנִי
- Synonym (Scientific):
- Ferula samariae Zohary & P.H.Davis