Sedum microcarpum, Telmissa microcarpa,
Small-Fruited Stonecrop,
Hebrew: זערורית קטנה, Arabic: السدم صغير الثمار

Scientific name:  Sedum microcarpum (Sm.) Schonl.
Synonym name:  Telmissa microcarpa (Sm.) Boiss.
Common name:   Small-Fruited Stonecrop
Hebrew name:  זערורית קטנה
Arabic name:  السدم صغير الثمار
Plant Family:  Crassulaceae, Stonecrop Family, טבוריתיים

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Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:  5-12 cm tall; usually unbranched
Leaves:  Alternate, cylindrical or terete
Flowers:  Sepals 0.5 mm, obtuse; 1 mm white petals
Fruits:  One-seeded, non-dehiscent nutlike fruit
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April
Habitat:   Hard rock outcrops
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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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.
microcarpum, having small fruits or seed pods.
Telmissa, Greek telmat- (telma), swamp, marsh.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sm. is used to indicate James Edward Smith (1759 – 1828),an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.
  • The standard author abbreviation Schonl. is used to indicate Johann Lucas Schönlein (1793 – 1864), a German professor of medicine.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
According to Eggli (2003), the monotypic genus Telmissa differs from Sedum by 1-seeded carpels mainly.

Sedum microcarpum, Telmissa microcarpa, Small-Fruited Stonecrop, זערורית קטנה