Fraxinus syriaca, Syrian Ash-tree,
Hebrew: מילה סורית, Arabic: ددردار, Dardar

Scientific name:  Fraxinus syriaca Boiss.
Common name:  Syrian Ash-tree
Hebrew name:  מילה סורית
Arabic name:  دردار, Dardar
Family:  Oleaceae, זיתיים

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Life form:  Tree
Stems:  Branchlets with small, light coloured lenticels
Leaves:  Opposite, compound, pinnate, serrate, sessile
Inflorescence:  Terminal or axillary toward end of branches, or lateral on branches of previous year appearing before the leaves
Flowers:  2-4 mm; greenish-cream
Fruits / pods:  Samara, a winged achene
Flowering Period:  February, March
Habitat:  Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Perennating

Fraxinus syriaca, Syrian Ash-tree,<br> ددردار, Dardar, מילה סורית

Derivation of the botanical name:
Fraxinus, a classical Latin name for this genus.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.