Cyperus conglomeratus, Cyperus macrorrhizus,
גומא מגובב

Scientific name:  Cyperus conglomeratus Rottb.
Synonym name:  Cyperus macrorrhizusNees
Hebrew name:  גומא מגובב
Plant Family:  Cyperaceae, גמאיים

Flowers Israel, Cyperus conglomeratus,Cyperus macrorrhizus, גומא מגובב

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  4-30 cm; Stem 1-2.5 cm in diameter, trigonous, stiff, smooth base some times slightly swollen
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire
Flowers:  Brown, green
Fruits / pods:  Achene oblong 3-4 mm long
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Perennating

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Cyperus, kyperos, kypeiros "galingale, sedge"; Latin cyperos, the name cyperis, idis was applied by Plinius to the root of the Cyperus.
conglomeratus, clustered together; conglomerate.
macrorrhizus, μακροϛ, long; tall, high, deep, far; with large roots or root stocks.
The Hebrew word: גומא, gômê or gomeh; in the Mishnah and Talmudic literature, gomeh is called "Gami" and sometimes also called "Papier".
  • The standard author abbreviation Rottb. is used to indicate Christen Friis Rottbøll (1727 – 1797), a Danish botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Nees is used to indicate Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776 – 1858), a prolific German botanist, physician, zoologist, and natural philosopher.

Native plants of Israel