Acacia pachyceras, Acacia negevensis, Acacia gerrardii, Acacia,
Hebrew: שיטת הנגב, Arabic: سنط غليظ الحبوب

Scientific name:  Acacia pachyceras O.Schwartz
Synonym name:  Acacia negevensis (Zohary) Zohary
Synonym name:  Acacia gerrardii Benth.
English name:  Acacia
Hebrew/שם עברי:  שיטת הנגב
Arabic/الاسم العربي:  سنط غليظ الحبوب
Español:  Acacia pachyceras
Family:  Mimosaceae, שיטיים

Israel wildflowers - פרחים בישראל

Life form:  Phanerophyte, tree
Spinescence:  Stipules
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:   June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Habitat:  Desert, thermophilous (heat-loving)
Distribution:   Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:  Sudanian-African
Summer shedding:  Perennating

Acacia pachyceras, Acacia negevensis, Acacia gerrardii, שיטת הנגב, سنط غليظ الحبوب

Derivation of the botanical name:
Acacia, from the Greek word akis, meaning a point or a barb.
pachyceras, pachy- (παχυϛ), thick-, stout-; ceras, -horn.
The hebrew word: שיטה, shittah (Acacia, tree and a wood), borrowed from Arabic sant, سنط, in ancient Egyptian: Sndt, Sntt.
  • The standard author abbreviation O.Schwartz is used to indicate Otto Schwarz (1900-1983), Professor of Botanics at the University of Jena, Thuringia in Germany.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zohary is used to indicate Michael Zohary (1898–1983), a pioneering Israeli botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Benth. is used to indicate George Bentham (1800–1884), an English botanist.

Israel Native Plants, Botany