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.

Contents

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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