Aizoon canariense, Aizoon procumbens, Glinus chrystallinus,
Canarian Aizoon, Purslane-leaved aizoon,
Hebrew: חיעד קנרי, Arabic: حدق , مليح , كشة البلد

Scientific name:  Aizoon canariense L.
Synonym name:  Aizoon procumbens Crantz; Glinus chrystallinus Forssk.
Common name:  Canarian Aizoon, Purslane-leaved aizoon
Hebrew name:  חיעד קנרי
Arabic name:  حدق , مليح , كشة البلد
Family:  Aizoaceae, Fig-marigold family, חיעדיים

Aizoon canariense, Aizoon procumbens, Glinus chrystallinus, Canarian Aizoon, Purslane-leaved aizoon, حدق , مليح , كشة البلد, חיעד קנרי

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  woody-stemmed, up to 40 cm long, zig-zagging branches which radiate from the centre of the plant in a star shape
Leaves:  Succulent, subcircular to obovate, entire, decurrent at base, pilose.
Inflorescence:  Axillary solitary, sessile
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite; petals absent; perianth segments yellowish inside, greenish or reddish and pilose outside; ovary superior
Fruits / pods:  Woody, star-shaped capsule red or pink, depressed in the middle; black, shiny, kidney-shaped seeds
Flowering Period:  Januari, February, March, April
Habitat:  Salty and non-salty habitats in wadis in hot desert areas
Distribution:  Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Sudanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Aizoon canariense, Aizoon procumbens, Glinus chrystallinus, Canarian Aizoon, Purslane-leaved aizoon, חיעד קנרי, حدق , مليح , كشة البلد


Derivation of the botanical name:
Aizoon, αειζωον , from 'ever living'; evergreen.
canariense, from the Canary Islands.
procumbens, spread over the surface of the ground.
Glinus, Greek, sweet juice.
chrystallinus, resembles Chrystallised Pyrites, Marcasite.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Crantz is used to indicate Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (Roodt-sur-Eisch, Luxembourg, 1722 – 1799, Judenburg, Austria) , a botanist and a physician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Forssk. is used to indicate Peter Forsskål (1732 – 1763),a Swedish explorer, orientalist, naturalist and an apostle of Carl Linnaeus.

Aizoon canariense, Aizoon procumbens, Glinus chrystallinus, Purslane-leaved aizoon,ديموم كناري ,חיעד קנרי