Clitoria fairchildiana

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Clitoria fairchildiana Howard

Fabaceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales
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Clitoria fairchildiana, commonly known as Philippine pigeonwings, is a tree.

Contents

Naming

Clitoria fairchildiana was described by Richard Alden Howard in 1967. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Clitoria fairchildiana is a species in the genus Clitoria which contains approximately 81 to 104 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Clitoria fairchildiana - habitus

Growth

The trees reach heights of 9 to 12 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Clitoria fairchildiana is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Clitoria fairchildiana produces purple pea-shaped flowers from April to October.

The trees produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

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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