Arum hygrophilum, Streambank Arum,
Hebrew: לוף ירוק, Arabic: اللوف الشاره للرطوبة

Scientific name:  Arum hygrophilum Boiss.
Common name:  Streambank Arum
Hebrew name:  לוף ירוק
Arabic name:  اللوف الشاره للرطوبة
Family:  Araceae, לופיים

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Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  20-60 cm tall
Leaves:  Rosette, simple, smooth
Flowers:  no sepals or tepals; spathe is long and narrow, soft green with a deep purple edge
Fruits / pods:  Cluster of red-orange berries
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

 Arum hygrophilum,Streambank Arum, לוף ירוק

Derivation of the botanical name:
Arum. The name "Aron," with the Greek termination, has been used in the most ancient times, having been applied by Hippocrates (c.460 - c.377 BCE), Theophrastus (370 - about 285 BCE), Dioscorides (ca. 40 - ca.90 CE) and Pliny (23 - 79 CE), but by the latter with the Latin termination (Arum).
hygrophilum, hygros, υγροϛ, "wet, moist, liquid", -philum, "-loving"; moisture-loving.
The Hebrew word: לןף, luf, from Aramaic: לופא, Lufa, Arabic: לופ, lup.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 - 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

 Arum hygrophilum,Streambank Arum, לוף ירוק

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