Minuartia hybrida, Minuartia tenuifolia, Fine-leaved Sandwort,
Hebrew: צללית הכלאיים, Arabic: ابو حربيه

Scientific name:  Minuartia hybrida (Vill.) Schischk.
Synonym name:  Minuartia tenuifolia (L.) Hiern.
Common name:  Fine-leaved Sandwort
Hebrew name:  צללית הכלאיים
Arabic name:  ابو حربيه
Family:  Caryophyllaceae, ציפורניים

Minuartia hybrida, Minuartia tenuifolia, Fine-leaved Sandwort,  ابو حربيه ,צללית הכלאיים
Location: Lower Galilee, Manof

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  3-12 cm, erect, branched at base
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, linear, smooth
Inflorescence:  Cymes lax, many-flowered
Flowers:  White; sepals, linear to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate; petals distinctly shorter than sepals
Fruits / pods:  Capsule; seeds tuberculate, reddish-brown
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana, Hard rock outcrops
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Minuartia hybrida, Minuartia tenuifolia, Fine-leaved Sandwort,  ابو حربيه ,צללית הכלאיים
Location: Lower Galilee, Manof


Derivation of the botanical name:
Minuartia, named for Juan Minuart (1693 - 1768), a Spanish botanist and pharmacist.
hybrida, mongrel, hybrid.
tenuifolia, tenuis, thin, fine, slim, slender; folia, leaf; slender leaved.
  • The standard author abbreviation Vill. is used to indicate Dominique Villars (1745 – 1814),a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Schischk. is used to indicate Boris Konstantinovich Schischkin (1886 - 1963), a Russian botanist.
  • 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 Hiern. is used to indicate William Philip Hiern (1839 - 1925), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematician

Minuartia hybrida, Minuartia tenuifolia, Fine-leaved Sandwort, צללית הכלאיים
Location: Lower Galilee, Manof