Anabasis setifera, Anabasis,
Hebrew: יפרוק זיפני, Arabic: الشَّنَّان الشُعيري

Scientific name:  Anabasis setifera Moq.
Common name:  Anabasis
Hebrew name:  יפרוק זיפני
Arabic name:  الشَّنَّان الشُعيري
Family:  Chenopodiaceae, סלקיים

Anabasis setifera, Anabasis, יפרוק זיפני

Life form:  Chamaephyte
Stems:  Succulent stems; deeply grooved; the stomata in these grooves are unable to open widely, thus reducing the risk of over-loss of moisture
Leaves:  Opposite, cylindrial or terete, succulent
Flowers:  Green
Fruits / pods:  Dispersal fruit containing a seed, fruit coat, tepals, and 5 wings developing from the tepals back and assisting wind-dispersal
Flowering Period:  August, September, October, November
Habitat:  Desert
Distribution:  Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Anabasis setifera, Anabasis, יפרוק זיפני, الشَّنَّان الشُعيري


Derivation of the botanical name:
Anabasis, Ἀνάβασις, ana, "up" + bainein, "to go".
setifera, seta, a bristle; fer, to bear, carry; bristle bearing.
  • The standard author abbreviation Moq. is used to indicate Christian Horace Bénédict Alfred Moquin-Tandon (1804–1863), a French naturalist and doctor.
Minute insects penetrating into the young stems discharge white and sweet foamy liquid which is named by the Bedouin "mann" or "manna".

Anabasis setifera, Anabasis, الشَّنَّان الشُعيري,יפרוק זיפני


Flora of Israel online, Native plants