Citrullus colocynthis

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Common name   Bitter Gourd vine of Sodom, bitter apple
Hebrew name   אבטיח הפקועה
أللّغة آلعربيّة   حنظل
Family Cucurbitaceae
Petals 5
Leaf form Lobed
Leaf margin Emarginate
Habitat Light soils
צורת הגבעול Angular
Life form Vine
Distribution in Israel Golan, Gallilee, Mediterranean coast, Upper Jordan valley, Northern valleys, Gilboa, Carmel, Judean mountains, Judean desert and Dead Sea valley, Ein Gedi, Sharon, Shefela, Northern Negev, Negev hills and Eilat, Aravah, Valley,
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Bitter Gourd vine of Sodom, bitter apple
© Photo: Yehuda Marta   , 9-2012
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