Prangos ferulacea, Cachrys ferulacea,
Prangos goniocarpa, Ribbed Cachrys,
Hebrew: שעמון מצולע, Arabic: البرنقوس الكلخي

Scientific name:  Prangos ferulacea (L.) Lindl.
Synonym name:  Cachrys ferulacea (L.) Calestani, Prangos goniocarpa (Boiss.) Zohary
Common name:  Ribbed Cachrys
Hebrew name:  שעמון מצולע
Arabic name:  البرنقوس الكلخي
Family:  Umbelliferae / Apiaceae, סוככים

Israel, Native plants, Palestine, Botany
Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)

Life form:  Hemicryptophyte
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected
Flowers:  Polygamous, Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Period:  February, March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Prangos ferulacea, Cachrys ferulacea, Prangos goniocarpa, Ribbed Cachrys, שעמון מצולע
Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)


Derivation of the botanical name:
Prangos, from the native name in Afghanistan; a forage very much sought after by the sheep.
ferulacea, ferula, giant fennel; just like ferula.
Cachrys, parched barley,Καχρυς, or pine-cone-like, cachrys (the appearance of the fruit).
goniocarpa, goni, angled; -carpa, fruit ; with angled fruit.
  • 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 Lindl. is used to indicate John Lindley (1799 – 1865), an English botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Calestani is used to indicate Vittorio Calestani (1882 – 1949), an Italian naturalist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zohary is used to indicate Michael Zohary (1898 – 1983), a pioneering Israeli botanist.

Flora of Israel online
Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)


Prangos ferulacea, Cachrys ferulacea, Prangos goniocarpa, Ribbed Cachrys, שעמון מצולע
Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)


Israel, Blooming, Nature, Palestine
Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)


Prangos ferulacea, Cachrys ferulacea, Prangos goniocarpa, Ribbed Cachrys, שעמון מצולע
Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)