Chlidanthus fragrans

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Chlidanthus fragrans Herb.

Amaryllidaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: trumpet-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales
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Chlidanthus fragrans belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Chlidanthus fragrans was described by William Herbert. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Chlidanthus fragrans is a species in the genus Chlidanthus which contains approximately 4 to 5 species and belongs to the family of the Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Chlidanthus fragrans is deciduous. The mid-green, simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Chlidanthus fragrans produces umbels of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers from July to August.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Chlidanthus fragrans is native to Peru, Bolivia, Northeast Argentina and the Andes.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

The ornamental value of Chlidanthus fragrans lies especially in its fragrance.

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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