University of Florida Herbarium
Catalog #: 266440
Occurrence ID (GUID): 620029dc-7d79-414e-bfb3-c0ca0436a262
Taxon: Myrtus communis L.
Family: Myrtaceae
ID Remarks: [Orig. id.:] Myrtus communis L.
Collector: Jack Zomlefer      
Date: 2006-10-20
Verbatim Date: 20 October 2006
Locality: Israel, Israel. A component of "lulav" used in the celebration of the Jewish Holiday Sukkot (Feast of the Tabernacles) holiday, and one of the three species comprising the "lulav." The three species are date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), myrtle (Myrtus communis), and willow (Salix sp.). Myrtle ("hadass") represent the eye (re: shape of leaf); the leaves have a good smell but no taste, symbolizing those who possess goog deeds but do not study Torah.
Reproductive Condition: vegetative
Preparations: Preserved herbarium specimens
Notes: [Label heading:] Economic Plants of Israel. --[Label heading:] The University of Georgia Herbarium (GA), Athens, Georgia, USA.
Disposition: FLASCAT
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Rights Holder: University of Florida
Record ID: b4b39735-5b44-4a78-85b0-dd64d1faaf2f
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Kent D. Perkins, Collection Manager (
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