|Scientific name:||Cynanchum acutum L.|
|Common name:||Montpellier scamony plant, Stranglevine, Siberian swallow-wart|
|Hebrew name:||חנק מחודד|
|Plant Family:||Asclepiadaceae, אסקלפיים|
|Life form:||Phanerophyte shrub, climber|
|Stems:||Ascending, twining, richly branched. Shoots herbaceous, sparsely to densely covered with flexuous trichomes, 0.5-0.75 mm long|
|Fruits / pods:||Follicles fusiform to narrowly oblong, round in cross section, apically strongly beaked, light brown, longitudinally grooved, glabrous|
|Flowering Period:||June, July, August, September|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|Chorotype:||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.