Amberboa moschata

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Amberboa moschata (L.) DC.

Asteraceae

Life form: annual or biennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales
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Amberboa moschata belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Contents

Naming

Amberboa moschata was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1838.

Taxonomy

Amberboa moschata is the type species of the genus Amberboa which contains approximately 8 to 11 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 50 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Amberboa moschata is deciduous. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are oblanceolate with pinnatifid margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Amberboa moschata produces white many-stellate flowers from July to September.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Amberboa moschata is native to Turkey and the Caucasus.

Cultivation

The plants tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

The ornamental value of Amberboa moschata lies especially in its fragrance. Suited as cut flowers.

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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