Teucrium divaricatum, Hedge Germander, Aegean Sage Germander,
Hebrew: געדה מפושקת, Arabic: الجعدة المتباينة

Scientific name:  Teucrium divaricatum Sieber ex Heldr.
Common name:  Hedge Germander or Aegean Sage Germander
Hebrew name:  געדה מפושקת
Arabic name:  الجعدة المتباينة
Family:  Labiatae (Lamiaceae), Mint Family, משפחה שפתניים

Teucrium divaricatum, Hedge Germander, Aegean Sage Germander, געדה מפושקת,  الجعدة المتباينة

Life form:  Small stout shrub 10-30 (-50)cm
Spinescence:  no
Succulence:  no
Stems:  Brown to dak red, very branched, with small grey white hairs
Leaves:  Coriaceous (resembling leather), ovate, rather shallowly crenate; petiole shorter than the width of the lamina
Inflorescence:  Usually lax.
Flowers:  Calyx c. 8mm, ciliolate; corolla pink or purple, upper lip of corolla absent, corolla-tube glabrous inside; petiole shorter than the width of the lamina
Fruits / pods:  Nutlets
Flowering Period:  April, May, June, July
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Teucrium divaricatum, Hedge Germander, געדה מפושקת,  الجعدة المتباينة


Derivation of the botanical name:
Teucrium, Greek teukrion, probably named for Teucer (Τεῦκρος, Teukros), the son of King Telamon of Salamis and his second wife Hesione, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy. He fought alongside his half-brother, Ajax, in the Trojan War and is the legendary founder of the city Salamis on Cyprus.
divaricatum, divaricate, spreading asunder at a wide angle.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sieber is used to indicate Franz Wilhelm Sieber (1789 – 1844), a Bohemian naturalist (from Prague, now Czech Republic).
  • The standard author abbreviation Heldr. is used to indicate Theodor Heinrich Hermann von Heldreich (1822 – 1902), a German botanist born in Dresden.

Teucrium divaricatum, Hedge Germander, געדה מפושקת,  الجعدة المتباينة