Haplophyllum buxbaumii, Buxbaum's rue,
Hebrew: פיגמית מצויה, Arabic: هبلوفلوم بكسبوم

Scientific name:  Haplophyllum buxbaumii (Poiret) G.Don fil.
Common name:  Buxbaum's rue
Hebrew name:   פיגמית מצויה
Arabic name:  هبلوفلوم بكسبوم
Family:  Rutaceae, פיגמיים

Haplophyllum buxbaumii,Buxbaum's rue, פיגמית מצויה, هبلوفلوم بكسبوم

Life form:   Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Stems:  Yellowish green, appressed-puberulent; widely corymbose-branched above
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Inflorescence:  Corymb usually leafy, broad and spreading, rather lax, up to 20 cm diameter
Flowers:  Yellow oblong petals, tapering at base; more than one stem
Fruits / pods:  Capsule 3-5-lobed, usually dehiscent; seeds reniform, rugose
Flowering Period:  March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:   Perennating

Haplophyllum buxbaumii,Buxbaum's rue,هبلوفلوم بكسبوم ,פיגמית מצויה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Haplophyllum, haplo,"single", phyllum, "leaf".
buxbaumii, for Johann Christian Buxbaum (1693-1730), German botanist who collected plants in the Near East.
The Hebrew name: פיגמית, pigmit, from פיגם, pigam, the herb rue; from Greek peganon ( = the herb rue).
  • The standard author abbreviation Poiret is used to indicate Jean Louis Marie Poiret (1755 – 1834), a French clergyman, botanist and explorer.
  • The standard author abbreviation G.Don is used to indicate George Don (1798 – 1856), a Scottish botanist.