Diplotaxis erucoides, White Wall-rocket,
Hebrew: טוריים מצויים, Arabic: شلوة - خردول

Scientific name:  Diplotaxis erucoides (L.) DC.
Common name:  White Wall-rocket
Hebrew name:  טוריים מצויים
Arabic name:   شلوة - خردول
Plant Family:  Cruciferae / Brassicaceae, מצליבים

plants of the Bible, Flowers of the Bible, biblical plants

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Upright, 20-60cm tall, branching, pubescent
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire
Flowers:  White
Fruits / pods:  25-38mm long and 2mm across siliqua
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Diplotaxis erucoides, White Wall-rocket, حويرنة, טוריים מצויים

Derivation of the botanical name:
Diplotaxis, diploys, διπλουϛ, twofold, double and taxis, row, because of the double row of seeds in the seed pod.
erucoides, resembling Eruca or rocket-salad.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC> is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.

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Diplotaxis erucoides, White Wall-rocket, حويرنة, טוריים מצויים