Carex otrubae, Carex nemorosa, False Fox-Sedge,
Hebrew: כריך שחום, Arabic: سعادى اوتروبا

Scientific name:  Carex otrubae Podp.
Synonym name:  Carex nemorosa Rebent., Carex cuprina Nendtv.; Carex vulpina auct.
Common name:  False fox-sedge
Hebrew name:  כריך שחום
Arabic name:  سعادى اوتروبا
Plant Family:  Cyperaceae, גמאיים

Flora, Israel, Blomster, villblomster, Planter, Opprinnelig Blomster

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  30-110 cm; sharply trigonous, sides concave, smooth or scabrous above, grooved
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Green
Fruits / pods:  Nut, almost spherical, yellow or yellow-brown, glossy, obscurely reticulate
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:   Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perenating


Derivation of the botanical name:
Carex, cutter, from sharp leaf and stem edges
otrubae, for Joseph Otruba (b.1889), of Moravia.
nemorosa, pertaining to woods and groves.
  • The standard author abbreviation Podp.. is used to indicate Josef Podpera (1878–1954), Czech botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Rebent. is used to indicate Johann Friedrich Rebentisch (1772–1810) , a Prussian botanist.