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Arabian Horned Poppy

Glaucium arabicum

Habitat:

spotted in a desert plain; St. Katherine's Protectorate

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Arabian Horned Poppy
Glaucium arabicum


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7 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Thanks, Ori, for all your help!

Ori Fragman-Sapir
Ori Fragman-Sapir 6 years ago

smaller, leaf rosette is around 10 cm across and the flowers are no larger than 3-4 cm across. I have just posted here a picture of G. corniculatum from s Israel for u to see.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 years ago

Thanks, Ori. How small are G. corniculatum?

Ori Fragman-Sapir
Ori Fragman-Sapir 6 years ago

Arabian Horned Poppy, Glaucium arabicum
G. corniculatum is a smaller annual

dororeinecke
dororeinecke 7 years ago

Thanks for the explanation about the name! :)

The (Gebelaya) Bedouin are taking the little black seeds and ground them up, that I understood for sure. He didn't mention doing anything with the leaves.
I forgot the name he had for it, will ask again!

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

It seems that G. leiocarpum is a synonym of G. corniculatum var. leiocarpum:
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/recor...
No record of "G. leiocarpum" in Sinai in any of the scholarly research I have.

I have an article that lists "G. arabicum" as being used to treat eye infections caused by dust and dirt. Leaves are put in cold water in the evening and applied as drops in the morning. So I wonder if they use all 3 Glacium species in Sinai the same way? (G. hybrida is also found here.) Did he give you a local name for this plant? I have "na'amaan" for G. arabicum.

dororeinecke
dororeinecke 7 years ago

This poppy, as explained to me by a Bedouin (Gebeleya) gardener, is used as medicine for the eyes, i.e. the ground-up seeds of it.

I thought (after "googling"..) the name is Glaucium leiocarpum????

Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

مدينة كاترينا, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Spotted on Apr 23, 2014
Submitted on Apr 29, 2014

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