Ochthodium aegyptiacum, Bunias aegyptiaca, Egyptian Gold-of-Pleasure,
Hebrew: חטוטרן מצוי

Scientific name:  Ochthodium aegyptiacum (L.) DC
Synonym name:  Bunias aegyptiaca (L.) DC
Common name:  Egyptian Gold-of-Pleasure
Hebrew name:  חטוטרן מצוי
Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

Ochthodium aegyptiacum, Bunias aegyptiaca, Egyptian Gold-of-Pleasure, חטוטרן מצוי

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  30-100 cm high; erect, hirsute, branched
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Yellow, hermaphrodite only
Fruits / pods:  Small pod, densely covered with bumps, Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Ochthodium aegyptiacum, Bunias aegyptiaca, חטוטרן מצוי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Ochthodium, Greek ochthos, any elevation, bank, hill, mount; humped, warted.
aegyptiacum, Egyptian; of Egypt.
  • 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 DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.

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