Edmond Boissier, 1856
Israel, Lebanon, Sinai
Bryonia syriaca f. monoica, Feinbrun.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by
Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1856. It is found
in Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel down to Sinai, growing in a rather solid soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 50
centimetres in diameter, although it tend to split up in seven
centimetre roots, the entire plant to 250 centimetres in
flowers are greenish yellow.
The genre name; Bryonia
from bryein, meaning 'luxuriant growth'. The species name after the
country it was first discovered in; Syria.