Beta vulgaris var. rapacea

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Beta vulgaris var. rapacea K.Koch

Chenopodiaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: pyxis

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Beta vulgaris var. rapacea belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Taxonomy

Beta vulgaris var. rapacea is a variety in the genus Beta which contains approximately 16 to 28 species and belongs to the family of the Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Beta vulgaris var. rapacea is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Beta vulgaris var. rapacea produces spikes of green five-stellate flowers.

The plants produce pyxides.

Root System

Distribution

Beta vulgaris var. rapacea is native to : garden origin.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation.

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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