Cynanchum acutum, Montpellier scamony plant, Stranglevine,
Hebrew: חנק מחודד, Arabic: مديد
|| || Cynanchum acutum L.|
|| ||Montpellier scamony plant, Stranglevine|
|| || חנק מחודד|
|| ||Asclepiadaceae, אסקלפיים|
|| ||Phanerophyte shrub, climber|
|| ||Ascending, twining, richly branched. Shoots herbaceous, sparsely to densely covered with flexuous trichomes, 0.5-0.75 mm long|
|| ||Opposite, entire|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Follicles fusiform to narrowly oblong, round in cross section, apically strongly beaked, light brown, longitudinally grooved, glabrous|
|| || June, July, August, September|
|| || Humid habitats|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|| ||Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Cynanchum, Greek, kynos, a dog; ancho, to strangle. Some of the species of these twining herbs and herbs and sub-shrubs are poisonous.
acutum, with a sharp but not a tapering point.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.