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A plant from Plantarium.ru.


The caudex from Plantarium.ru.


The flowers from Anniesannuals.com.

Author: 

Olga Fominichna Mizgireva, 1942

Family: 

SOLANACEAE

Origin: 

Turkmenistan, Iran

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

7 Centimetres

Height: 

30 Centimetres

Flower: 

Violet - Purple

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

Turkmenian Mandrake

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Solanaceae family was given the name by Olga Fominichna Mizgireva in 1942. It is found in the Kopet Dag mountains in Turkmenistan and Iran, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant is not high, but the leaves, laying flat on the ground can reach from 30 to 90 centimetres. The flowers are violet to purple.

The genera name is after the Hebrew name דודאים; dd'im, meaning 'love plant'. Linneaus just used the old name. The species name after the area it was first found in.

It might go dormant during hot summers.


Another caudex from Strictlymedicinalseeds.com.