- Edom (V. Rare)
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].
- Hebrew with Vowels:
- אֲזוֹבִית פּוּנוֹן