Matthiola livida, Matthiola longipetala subsp. livida, Livid Stock,
Hebrew: מנתור המדבר, Arabic: chagar

Scientific name:  Matthiola livida (Delile) DC.
Synonym name:   Matthiola longipetala subsp. livida (Delile)
Common name:  Livid Stock
Hebrew name:  מנתור המדבר
Arabic name:  chagar
Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

Matthiola livida, Matthiola longipetala subsp. livida, Livid Stock, מנתור המדבר
Location: Holot Haluza

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Plant covered with simple, glandular and dendroid hairs
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate, covered with stellate (arranged in a star) hairs
Inflorescence:  Cymose
Flowers:  Pink
Fruits / pods:  Siliqua, seeds in one row in each loculus
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April
Habitat:   Desert, Shrub-steppes
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts
Chorotype:   Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Matthiola livida,  Matthiola longipetala subsp. livida, Livid Stock, מנתור המדבר
Location: Holot Haluza


Derivation of the botanical name:
Matthiola named after Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501 – 1577), a doctor and naturalist born in Siena.
livida, lead-colored; bluish-grey.
  • The standard author abbreviation Delile is used to indicate Alire Raffeneau Delile (1778 – 1850), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), ,a Swiss botanist.

Matthiola livida,  Matthiola longipetala subsp. livida, Livid Stock, מנתור המדבר
Location: Holot Haluza


Matthiola livida,  Matthiola longipetala subsp. livida, Livid Stock, מנתור המדבר
Location: Holot Haluza