Chiliadenus iphionoides, Varthemia iphionoides, Goldy-Locks,
Hebrew: כתלה חריפה, Arabic: كتيلة, صفيرا

Scientific name:  Chiliadenus iphionoides ( Boiss. & C.I.Blanche ) Brullo
Synonym name:  Varthemia iphionoides Boiss, et Blanche
Common name:  Goldy-Locks
Hebrew name:   כתלה חריפה
Arabic name:  كتيلة, صفيرا
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Flowers of the Holy Land, Fleurs de Terre Sainte, Blumen aus dem Heiligen Lande

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:   September, October, November
Habitat:  Hard rock outcrops, steppe, and desert parts
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Native plants of Israel


Derivation of the botanical name:
Chiliadenus, from the Greek chilias, chiliados "a thousand" and aden "a gland."
iphionoides
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Blanche is used to indicate Emanuel Blanche (1824 - 1908), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation C.I.Blanche is used to indicate Charles Isodore Blanche (1823 - 1887), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Brullo is used to indicate Salvatore Brullo (1947 -), professor of botany at the university of Catania, Italy.

Chiliadenus iphionoides, Varthemia iphionoides, Goldy-Locks, كتيلة, صفيرا,כתלה חריפה