Galium pisiferum, Bedstraw,
Hebrew: דבקת האפונים, Arabic: لصيقه
|| ||Galium pisiferum Boiss.|
|| ||Bedstraw |
|| ||דבקת האפונים|
|| ||Rubiaceae, פואתיים|
|| || Therophyte, annual|
|| ||15-30 cm high; squarish stalks|
|| ||Whorled, entire, smooth|
|| || White|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Mericarp smooth, hairless, pale green with white striation|
|| || February, March, April|
|| || Batha, Phrygana|
|| || Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Galium from Greek word gala, "milk," and alluding to the fact that certain species were used to curdle milk.
pisiferum, pisum, πισον, "the pea", and fero, "to bear, carry, bring"; pea bearing.
Some say that Galium pisiferum Boiss. makes an excellent substitute for coffee. It has at least this signal advantage over many plants which have been offered as substitutes, that it belongs to the same natural order to which the true coffee belongs, Rubiaceae.
- The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.