Rhanterium epapposum

Rhanterium epapposum

  • Rhanterium epapposum
  • Rhanterium epapposum
  • Flower name
    Rhanterium epapposum
  • Scientific name
    Rhanterium epapposum
  • Aliasランテリウム エパポスム, アルファジ, Rhanterium, epapposum
  • Place of originArabian Peninsula
  • Place of floweringOverseas, Specific area
  • Flowering season

What is Rhanterium epapposum

Rhanterium epapposum (scientific name: Rhanterium epapposum) is a deciduous dwarf shrub of the genus Rhanterium (Asteraceae) native to the Arabian Peninsula. It grows wild in the desert and is called Arfaj in its native region, where it provides hydration and fodder for gazelles, camels, and sheep. When it rains, seeds that have been dormant for many years sprout, producing silvery branches and small, slender leaves with spines that form a fluffy, oval, cushion-like mass. In late spring (April-May), the yellow aromatic head flowers bloom, attracting insects and birds to pollinate and produce a profusion of fruit. The ripe fruits fall off and lie dormant until the conditions are right. When the soil dries out in summer, the leaves fall off and the bare branches become woody, waiting for the conditions to be right.

Common name: Rhanterium epapposum, scientific name: Rhanterium epapposum, botanical name: Al-Arfaj, Arfaj, height: 80 cm, leaf color: green, leaf shape: elongated, leaf margin: spike, inflorescence: alternate, inflorescence form : raceme; corolla shape: head flower; flower color: yellow; flower diameter: 1.5 cm; flowering season: April to May; uses: fodder for gazelle, camel, sheep.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    R. epapposum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Head flower
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typedeciduous dwarf shrub
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height80.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 1.5 cm

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