Flowering

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

Distribution

אזובית פונון - מפת תפוצה

Geogr. District

Description & Remarks

Punon is the Biblical name of the place known at present as Fenan, SW Jordan. There were copper mines in that area in the ancient times (even 5000 and 10000 years ago), and it is mentioned in the Bible in the context of the way of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. “And they departed fromZalmonah and pitched in Punon”(Numbers 33, 42). U. Baierle and H. Kuerschner collected the first specimen during the PhD research of the former near Fenan. A. Danin described the plant as new to science and used the specimen collected in Fenan as the holotype.

@More on this species: [useful_plants_g7 “Plant stories” chapter G part 7].

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Additional Names

Hebrew with Vowels:
אֲזוֹבִית פּוּנוֹן
Life form (Raunkiaer):
chamaephyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
perennating
Petal or tepal color:
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
March
Leaf arrangement:
opposite (two leaves per node)
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Hard rock outcrops
Chorotype:
Saharo-Arabian
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Genus:
Origanum