Erucaria microcarpa, Reboudia pinnata, Pink Mustard,
Hebrew: בן-שלח מנוצה

Scientific name:  Erucaria microcarpa Boiss.
Synonym name:  Reboudia pinnata (Viv.)O.E.Schulz
Common name:  Pink Mustard
Hebrew name:   בן-שלח מנוצה
Plant Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

Israel, Flowers, Erucaria microcarpa,Reboudia pinnata, Pink Mustard, בן-שלח מנוצה

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  Glabrous to sparsely hairy
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected twice or more, dentate or serrate
Inflorescence:  Naked racemes
Flowers:  Pink
Fruits / pods:  Loments (type of schizocarp), indehiscent, heteroarthrocarpic fruits; hetero-mericarp dispersal strategy
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Erucaria microcarpa,Reboudia pinnata, Pink Mustard, בן-שלח מנוצה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Erucaria, Latin, eruca, rocket, cruciformous herb; arius, Latin suffix, pertaining to.
microcarpa, micro, "small"; -carpa, -fruit; meaning small-fruited.
pinnata, feathered, winged; pinnate.
The Hebrew name: שלח, shelach, so called because it resembles a short sword (שלח).
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Viv. is used to indicate Domenico Viviani (1772 – 1840), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation O.E.Schulz is used to indicate Otto Eugen Schulz (1874 – 1936), a German botanist.

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