Urginea undulata, Drimia undulata, Undulate Sea Squill,
Undulated Sea Onion, Hebrew: חצב גלוני, Arabic: عنصل متموج
|| ||Urginea undulata (Desf.) Steinh.|
|| ||Drimia undulata Stearn.|
|| ||Undulate Sea Squill, Undulated Sea Onion|
|| ||חצב גלוני|
|| ||عنصل متموج|
|| ||Liliaceae, Lily family, שושניים|
|| ||20-50 cm|
|| ||Basal rosette, linear-oblong, undulate-sinuate, appearing after flowers |
|| ||8 to 30-flowered raceme|
|| ||Purple, greenish purple, Perianth-segments with a reddish mid-vein; style longer than stamens|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Capsule three-sided, numerous seeds, flattened, winged|
|| ||August, September (stunning foliage in February)|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Semi-steppe shrublands, Deserts |
Derivation of the botanical name:
Urginea, named for an Arabian tribe in Algeria, known as Ben Urgin.
undulata, waved, wavy.
br>Drimia, Greek δριμύς, -εῖα, -ύ (adj). = acrid, pungent, referring to the bulbs which can irritate the skin.
- The standard author abbreviation Desf. is used to indicate René Louiche Desfontaines (1750 – 1833), a French botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Steinh. is used to indicate Adolp[e] Steinheil (1810 - 1839), an Alsatian (Alsace region of France) botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Stearn is used to indicate William Thomas Stearn (1911 – 2001)), a Swedish botanist, a British botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.