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Distribution

חצב מצוי - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

Drimia maritima complex was split to several species by Manning and Goldblatt in 2004. Following their work, the plants of our region belong to Drimia aphylla. D. aphylla is characterized by white-greenish, thick fleshy bulb tunics, covered by thin brown tunics. Its bulbs split continuously, therefore that plant occur in large clumps. The species grows in Israel, Jordan, Egypt (Sinai), Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Turkey and its adjacent Greek islands.

In the future Drimia aphylla might be lumped back into D. maritima and will be treated as a subspecies.

Oron Peri and Ori Fragman-Sapir, 2020

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@More on this species: [useful_plants_i1 “Plant stories” chapter I part 1].

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Family

Additional Names

Hebrew with Vowels:
חָצָב מָצוּי
English:
sea-squill
Arabic Name:
בוצאלאן
Arabic Name:
basal far
Synonym (Scientific):
Urginea maritima (L.) Baker
Previously Used Name:
Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn

תכונות וזיהוי

  • צמחים רב-שנתיים בעלי בצל רב-שנתי (הגדול בין צמחי הארץ) שגלדיו בשרניים.

    צמחים רב-שנתיים בעלי בצל רב-שנתי (הגדול בין צמחי הארץ) שגלדיו בשרניים.

Life form (Raunkiaer):
geophyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
ephemeral
Petal or tepal color:
white
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
August, October, July, June, September
Leaf arrangement:
rosette
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Batha, Phrygana
Chorotype:
Mediterranean
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Monocotyledoneae
Family:
Asparagaceae
Genus:
Drimia