Tamus orientalis, Dioscorea orientalis, Black bryony,
Lady's-seal,
Hebrew: טמוס מזרחי, Arabic: ديسقوريا شرقي

Scientific name:  Tamus orientalis J. Thieb.
Synonym name:  Dioscorea orientalis (J. Thieb.) Caddick & Wilkin
Common name:  Black bryony
Hebrew name:  טמוס מזרחי
Arabic name:   ديسقوريا شرقي
Family:  Dioscoreaceae, טמוסיים

Flora, Israel, flowers, native plants. Plant family

Life form:   Geophyte, climber
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:  January, December
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Tamus orientalis, Dioscorea orientalis, Black bryony, Lady's-seal, טמוס מזרחי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Tamus, from the name uva taminia (the fruit of the tamnus), in Pliny for a kind of vine.
orientalis, "eastern; oriental"; of the East.
  • The standard author abbreviation Thiebaut is used to indicate J. Thiébaut .
  • The standard author abbreviation Caddick is used to indicate Lizabeth R.Caddick, an English botanist; Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, UK.
  • The standard author abbreviation Wilkin is used to indicate Paul Wilkin, an English botanist; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK.

Native plants of Israel
Location, Mukhraka-Keren HaCarmel