Alluaudia procera

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Alluaudia procera Drake

Didiereaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales
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Alluaudia procera is a tree.

Naming

Alluaudia procera was described by Emmanuel Drake del Castillo. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Alluaudia procera is a species in the genus Alluaudia which contains 6 species and belongs to the family of the Didiereaceae (Didiera Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Alluaudia procera is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are obovate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Alluaudia procera are arranged in umbels.


Root System

Distribution

Alluaudia procera is native to the southern part of Madagascar.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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