Ceraria namaquensis

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Ceraria namaquensis Pearson & Stephens

Portulacaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: not specified

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Ceraria namaquensis is a shrub.

Naming

Ceraria namaquensis was already described and the name validly published by Otto Wilhelm Sonder. It was Henry Harold Welch Pearson and Edith Layard Stephens, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Ceraria namaquensis is a species in the genus Ceraria which contains 7 species and belongs to the family of the Portulacaceae (Purslane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,3 to 1,8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Ceraria namaquensis is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Ceraria namaquensis produces pink funnel-shaped flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Ceraria namaquensis is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. 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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