Cakile maritima, Bunias cakile , European searocket,
Hebrew: דו-פרק חופי, Arabic: رشاد البحر

Scientific name:  Cakile maritima Scop.
Synonym name:  Bunias cakile L.
Common name:  European searocket, Sea Rocket
Hebrew name:  דו-פרק חופי
Arabic name:  رشاد البحر
Family:  Cruciferae (Brassicaceae), מצליבים

Cakile maritima, Bunias cakile, European searocket, דו-פרק חופי

Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:  20-50 cm high; bright green, hairless, and very fleshy
Leaves:  Alternate, succulent
Flowers:  Lilach, white
Fruits / pods:  Pods divided into two cells, the upper larger, with a seed in each. The upper breaks off whole, but the lower remains on the plant till the seed is shed. The seeds are dispersed by sea-water
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Habitat:   Mediterranean strand
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Med - Euro-Siberian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Cakile maritima, Bunias cakile, European searocket, דו-פרק חופי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Cakile, from the Arabic names kakeleh, qaqila for cardamon.
maritima, pertaining to the sea.
Bunias, Greek name bounias, bouniades used by Dioscorides.
  • The standard author abbreviation Scop. is used to indicate Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723–1788), a Italian physician and naturalist.

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