Columnea schiedeana

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Columnea schiedeana Schltdl.

Gesneriaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales
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Columnea schiedeana is a shrub.

Naming

Columnea schiedeana was described by Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal in 1838. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Columnea schiedeana is a species in the genus Columnea which contains approximately 197 to 251 species and belongs to the family of the Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad Family). The type species of the genus is Columnea scandens.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Columnea schiedeana is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Columnea schiedeana produces brown tubular flowers from March to May.

The shrubs carry white berries.

Root System

Distribution

Columnea schiedeana is native to East Mexico.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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