Sedum hispanicum, Pistorinia hispanica, Cotyledon hispanica,
Spanish stonecrop,
Hebrew: צורית ספרדית, Arabic: عرف الديك

Scientific name:  Sedum hispanicum L.
Synonym name:  Pistorinia hispanica (L.) DC., Cotyledon hispanica L.
Common name:  Spanish stonecrop
Hebrew name:  צורית ספרדית
Arabic name:   عرف الديك
Family:  Crassulaceae, Stonecrop Family, טבוריתיים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  5-20 cm high, erect, usually branching from base, glandular-pubescent
Leaves:  Alternate, cylindrical or tetete, succulent
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, six-petaled, star-shaped, white
Fruits / pods:  Follicles, seeds elliptic-obovate, apex obtuse or papillate, base usually obtuse; surface longitudinal ribbed, ribs crenate, barely lustrous, brown
Flowering Period:  February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Hard rock outcrops
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Med - Euro-Siberian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Sedum hispanicum, Pistorinia hispanica, Cotyledon hispanica, Spanish stonecrop, عرف الديك, צורית ספרדית


Derivation of the botanical name:
Sedum, Latin sedo, "to sit," in reference to the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls.
hispanicum, Spanish.
Pistorinia, for Jacobo (Jaime or Santiago) Pistorini (fl. 1766 - 1775), a Spanish physician of Italian origin, physician in ordinary of King Carlos III.
Cotyledon, Greek kotylēdṓn, kotýlē, cotule, cup, a cuplike hollow, a cavity, from the cup-like leaves of some species.
  • 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.

Sedum hispanicum, Pistorinia hispanica, Cotyledon hispanica, Spanish stonecrop, צורית ספרדית