Clitoria mariana

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Clitoria mariana L.

Fabaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: ternate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

97D / c6bceb 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Clitoria mariana is a climber.

Naming

Clitoria mariana was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Clitoria mariana 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

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 45 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Clitoria mariana is evergreen. The ternate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Clitoria mariana produces solitary light blue pea-shaped flowers from May to September.

The climbers produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Clitoria mariana is native to China, Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and North America.

Cultivation

The climbers 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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