Ammannia prieureana, Red stem tooth cup,
אמניה רבת-פרחים

Scientific name:  Ammannia prieureana Guill. et Perr.
Common name:   Red stem tooth cup
Hebrew name:  אמניה רבת-פרחים
Family:  Lythraceae, כפריים

Flowers of Israel: Ammannia prieureana, Red stem tooth cup, אמניה רבת-פרחים

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  Erect, glabrous; young branches often 4-angled or narrowly winged
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, smooth
Flowers:   Pink
Fruits / pods:  Capsule globose; Seeds many, golden-brown, obovoid
Flowering Period:   July, August
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Tropical
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Flora en Israel: Ammannia prieureana, Red stem tooth cup, אמניה רבת-פרחים


Derivation of the botanical name:
Ammannia, name in honor of Paul Amman (1634-1691), botanist, physiologist and director of the Hortus Medicus at the University of Leipzig.
  • The standard author abbreviation Guill. is used to indicate Jean Baptiste Antoine Guillemin (1796 – 1842), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Perr. is used to indicate George Samuel Perrottet (1793 – 1870), a Swiss-born, French botanist and horticulturalist.

Ammannia prieureana, Red stem tooth cup, אמניה רבת-פרחים