Brassica tournefortii, Tournefort's Mustard,
Hebrew: כרוב החוף, Arabic: خردل بري - قراص, Egypt: شلطام "Shiltam"

Scientific name:  Brassica tournefortii Gouan
Common name  Tournefort's Mustard, Asian mustard
Hebrew name:  כרוב החוף
Arabic name:  خردل بري - قراص
Egypt:   شلطام "Shiltam"
Family:  Cruciferae (Brassicaceae), מצליבים

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Location: Sharon Beach National Park

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  70 cm; hairs on lower stem ± dense, stiff, white
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette arrangement, dissected, dentate or serrate leaves
Flowers:  Sepals suberect; pale yellow petals 5-7x1.5mm, small and narrow
Fruits / pods:  Siliqua; dark reddish brown; reticulations prominent silvery lines; interspaces small
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April, December
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Brassica, the classical Latin name for cabbage.
tournefortii, named for Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656—1708), French botanist who was professor of botany at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
  • The standard author abbreviation Gouan is used to indicate Antoine Gouan (1733 – 1821), a French naturalist and a pioneer of Linnaean taxonomy in France.

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