Flowering

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

Distribution

חמד הנגב - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

This species was described by the Russian scientist Iljin in cooperation with M. Zohary (the well known researcher of the flora of Israel and the Middle East in the 20th century). The basis for splitting Hammada from Haloxylon was the presence of certain glands in the flowers of the former. Contemporary botanists did not accept Iljin opinion and in the present case, Prof. L. Boulos, the author of the Flora of Egypt, had transferred this species to the genus Haloxylon.

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Additional Names

Arabic Name:
סווידי חדאד suweidi hadad
Hebrew with Vowels:
חַמַּד הַנֶּגֶב
Synonym (Scientific):
Hammada negevensis Iljin & Zohary

תכונות וזיהוי

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Life form (Raunkiaer):
chamaephyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
stem + leaf succulent
Summer Shedding:
perennating
Petal or tepal color:
green
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
October, November
Leaf arrangement:
opposite (two leaves per node)
Leaf Type:
cylindrical or terete
Leaf or leaflet margin:
other
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Sand, Desert, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:
Saharo-Arabian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
halophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Family:
Chenopodiaceae
Genus:
Haloxylon