Bupleurum lancifolium, Narrow Thorow-Wax,
Hebrew: צלע-שור חרוזה, Arabic: حلوان

Scientific name:  Bupleurum lancifolium Hornem.
Synonym name:  Bupleurum subovatum Sprengel
Common name  Narrow Thorow-Wax
Hebrew name:  צלע-שור חרוזה
Arabic name:  حلوان
Plant Family:  Umbelliferae (Apiaceae), סוככיים

ישראל, פרחים, צמחי בר, פרחי בר, פרחים בישראל, צלע-שור חרוזה

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect, herb, to 50 cm tall; hairless, waxy stem around which leaves are fused at their bases
Leaves:  Alternate, narrowly lance-shaped to nearly oval
Flowers:  Yellow; compound umbel borne on a peduncle
Fruits / pods:  Schizocarp
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Bupleurum lancifolium, Narrow Thorow-Wax, צלע-שור חרוזה, حلوان


Derivation of the botanical name:
Bupleurum, βουπλευρον, from bous, ox + pleuron, rib: a plant, hare's-ear.
lancifolium, with lanceolate leaves.
subovatum, somewhat ovate.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hornem. is used to indicate Jens Wilken Hornemann (1770–1841), a Danish botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sprengel is used to indicate Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766–1833), a German botanist and physician.