Rumex occultans, Puff-fruit Dock,
Hebrew: חומעה עטויה, Arabic: حمز الرمال

Scientific name:  Rumex occultans Sam.
Common name:  Puff-fruit Dock
Hebrew name:  חומעה עטויה
Arabic name:  حمز الرمال
Family:  Polygonaceae, Dock Family, ארכוביתיים

Rumex occultans, Puff-fruit Dock, חומעה עטויה, حمز الرمال

Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected and dentateor serrate
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:   January, February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Sandy soils of the coastal plain and the Negev
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Israel, Flora, Native plants, Nature

Derivation of the botanical name:
Rumex , the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels.
occultans, hiding.
The Hebrew name: חומעה, hum'ah (sorrel, rumex), formed from Aramaic: חמע, hum'a, with suffix h.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sam. is used to indicate Gunnar Samuelsson (1885 – 1944), a Swedish professor of botany, Uppsala.