Polycarpon succulentum, Polycarpon arabicum,
Allseed, Hebrew: רב-פרי בשרני, Arabic: ريحة

Scientific name:  Polycarpon succulentum (Delile) J.Gay
Scientific name:  Polycarpon arabicum Boiss.
Common name:  Allseed
Hebrew name:  רב-פרי בשרני
Arabic name:  ريحة
Family:  Caryophyllaceae, ציפורניים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Succulence:  Leaf succulent
Leaves:  Opposite, entire, smooth, linear-oblong to narrowly spathulate; membranous stipule
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite; sepals ovate-oblong, obtuse at the apex, not mucronatewhite, pink petals
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, May
Habitat:   Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:   Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Polycarpon succulentum, Polycarpon arabicum, Allseed, רב-פרי בשרני

Derivation of the botanical name:
Polycarpon,Greek polys, many; karpos, fruit, alluding to numerous capsules.
succulentum, sappy, juicy.
The Hebrew name: רב-פרי, rav-pri, rav = multitude, great quantity, abundance, and pri = fruit; translation scientific name Polycarpon.
  • The standard author abbreviation Delile is used to indicate Alire Raffeneau Delile (1778 – 1850), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation J.Gay is used to indicate Jacques Etienne Gay (1786 – 1864), a French botanist, civil servant, collector and taxonomist.

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