Rhamnus lycioides, Rhamnus palaestinus, Palestine Buckthorn,
Hebrew: אשחר ארץ-ישראלי, Arabic: السوّيد الفلسطيني

Scientific name:  Rhamnus lycioides L.
Synonym name:  Rhamnus palaestinus Boiss.
Common name:  Palestine Buckthorn
Hebrew name:  אשחר ארץ-ישראלי
Arabic name:  السوّيد الفلسطيني
Family:  Rhamnaceae, אשחריים

Fleurs sauvages, Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres

Life form:  Phanerophyte shrub
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Rhamnus lycioides, Rhamnus palaestinus, Palestine Buckthorn, אשחר ארץ-ישראלי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Rhamnus, Greek name for the buckthorn.
lycioides, resembling Lycium.
palaestinus, from Palestine.
  • 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 Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.