Fritillaria persica, Fritillaria arabica, Fritillaria libanotica,
Persian Fritillaria, Adıyaman (Turkish),
Hebrew: גביעונית הלבנון, Arabic: زنبق لبناني , عش الحجل

Scientific name:  Fritillaria persica L.
Synonym name:  Fritillaria arabica Gandoger, Fritillaria libanotica (Boiss.) Baker
Common name:  Persian Fritillaria
Hebrew name:   גביעונית הלבנון
Arabic name:  زنبق لبناني , عش الحجل
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים

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Location, Mukhraka-Keren HaCarmel

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  Up to 100 cm; erect stems
Leaves:  Rosette, entire
Inflorescence:  Conical inflorescences
Flowers:  Purple; bell-shaped
Fruits / pods:  Loculicidal capsules
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Fritillaria persica, Fritillaria arabica, Fritillaria libanotica, Persian Fritillaria, Adıyaman (Turkish), ביעונית הלבנון, زنبق لبناني , عش الحجل
Location, Mukhraka-Keren HaCarmel


Derivation of the botanical name:
Fritillaria, Latin fritillus, dice box, from the fruit shape.
persica, from Persia (Iran).
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Gandoger is used to indicate Michel Gandoger (1850 – 1926), a French botanist and mycologist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

Fritillaria persica, Fritillaria arabica, Fritillaria libanotica, Persian Fritillaria, Adıyaman (Turkish), ביעונית הלבנון
Location, Mukhraka-Keren HaCarmel


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