Romulea phoenicia, Phoenician romulea,
Hebrew: רומולאה צידונית, Arabic: الرومولية الفينيقية

Scientific name:  Romulea phoenicia Mouterde
Common name:  Phoenician romulea
Hebrew name:  רומולאה צידונית
Arabic name:  الرومولية الفينيقية
Family:  Iridaceae, אירוסיים

 Romulea phoenicia, Phoenician romulea, רומולאה צידונית, الرومولية الفينيقية
Location: Mount Carmel
Life form:  geophyte
Leaves:  Rosette, entire, smooth
Flowers:   6 Violet petals
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Romulea phoenicia, Phoenician romulea, רומולאה צידונית
Location: Mount Carmel


Derivation of the botanical name:
Romulea , named for Romulus, one of the mythical founders of Rome in 753 BCE, son of Mars and Rhea Silvia and twin brother of Remus (together they were abandoned as babies, suckled and raised by a she-wolf); the type species of the genus being common around Rome.
phoenicia , Greek phoinix, purple-red, a reference to a dye traditionally produced by the Phoenicians in the city of Tyre. Royal Purple, or Tyrian purple, is derived from the mucus secreting gland of the Spiny Murex snail.
  • The standard author abbreviation Mouterde is used to indicate Paul Mouterde (1892 - 1972), a French botanist-missionary.

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Location: Mount Carmel


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Location: Mount Carmel