Umbilicus intermedius, Cotyledon intermedius,
Common pennywort,
Hebrew: טבורית נטויה, Arabic: عصا الراعي

Scientific name:  Umbilicus intermedius Boiss.
Synonym name:  Cotyledon intermedius (Boiss.) Bornm.
Common name:  Common pennywort
Hebrew name:  טבורית נטויה
Arabic name:  عصا الراعي
Plant Family:  Crassulaceae, טבוריתיים

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Location: Banias

Life form:  Geophyte
Stems:  stem 20-50 cm
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette; entire leaftype; dentate or serrate; succulent
Flowers:  White, yellow; racemes 10-16 cm
Fruits / pods:  Follicle, 5-6mm, narrowly boat-shaped; seeds dark brown c.0.5 mm
Flowering Period:  March, April, June
Habitat:  Shady walls or in damp rock crevices
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding  Ephemeral

Israel Wildflowers     Umbilicus intermedius,Common pennywort,عصا الراعي, טבורית נטוי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Umbilicus, navel.
intermedius, intermediate.
Cotyledon, Greek kotylēdṓn, kotýlē, cotule, cup, a cuplike hollow, a cavity, from the cup-like leaves of some species.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Bornm. is used to indicate Joseph Friedrich Nicolaus Bornmüller (1862 – 1948), a German botanist.

Israel, Botany, Palestine, Nature

Umbilicus intermedius, Cotyledon intermedius, Common pennywort,عصا الراعي, טבורית נטוי
Location: Hermon Stream Nature Reserve