Umbilicus rupestris

Umbilicus rupestris (Salisb.) Dandy

Common Names

ودنه (وِدْنَه) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Description

Size

Height: 10-50 cm.

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Macaronesia, West and  South Europe, North Africa, East Mediterranean region, Cyprus, Sinai, Arabia.

Distribution in Egypt

Mountainous Southern Sinai.

Habitat

Rocky regions.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Cotyledon rupestris Salisb. (synonym)
  • Umbilicus pendulinus DC. (synonym)
  • Cotyledon tuberosa (L.) Halascy (synonym)
  • Cotyledon pendulina (DC.) Vierh. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..