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Sign: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Discovery Tree Walk - California Pepper Tree


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Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel
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2
פלפלון בכות
Schinus molle


תפוצה טבעית: הרי האנדים (דרום אמריקה)

עלי העץ "הבוכיים" - תלויים כלפי מטה, אינם נשירים. העץ הוא נקבי. פרחיו הלבנים מבשילים לפירות ורדרדים, שטעמם מפולפל, למרות שהעץ אינו שייך למשפחת הפלפליים.

[הפאה השנייה של הקוביה]
[The second face of the cube]
2
California Pepper Tree
Schinus molle


Natural range: Andes Mountains (S. America)

These dandgling leaves remain year-round. Small white flowers produce, in this female tree, delicate pink fruits with a peppery taste. In spite of its name, it’s neither a native Californian nor a member of the pepper family.

[הפאה השלישית של הקוביה]
[The third face of the cube]
[שאלה]
האם המראה של גזע העץ מזכיר לך משהו? מה?

[a question]
Does the look of this tree’s trunk remind you of anything? What?

[הפאה הרביעית של הקוביה]
[The fourth face of the cube]
[התשובה לשאלה]
יש מבקרים שהגזע מזכיר להם "משהו מיסתורי, עתיק", "לוחם סומו", "בליטות על פני הירח". (יבלות אלה נפוצות בסוג זה של עצים. הסיבה אינה ידועה).

[The Answer to the question]
Some visitors say the trunk reminds them of: Something ancient and mysterious, a Sumo wrestler, bumps on the moon surface. (The "bumps" are growths, common in this species, cause unknown.)
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Comments:
Tree No. 2 in the Mac and Tibby Podel Discovery Tree Walk, located on the Edmond J. Safra Campus of the Hebrew University of Givat Ram.

Each tree is accompanied by a cube with details on the tree. On the top of which is the text:
Mac and Tibby Podel Discovery Tree Walk Click for a larger image

In the next picture taken from one of the trees on the route, you can see the way the sign is placed (a cube standing on a metal pillar) and the tree to which it points Click for a larger image

The tree to which the cube points was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The bumps on the tree trunk mentioned in the fourth face appear in the following picture, in which you can also see the tree leaves hanging down Click for a larger image

The rest of the cube faces:
The second face Click for a larger image
The third face Click for a larger image
The fourth face Click for a larger image



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