Ctenolepis cerasiformis

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Ctenolepis cerasiformis (Stocks) Hook.f.

Cucurbitaceae

Life form: grass

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Cucurbitales

Ctenolepis cerasiformis is a grass.

Naming

Ctenolepis cerasiformis was already described and the name validly published by John Ellerton Stocks. It was Charles Baron Clarke, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1879.

Taxonomy

Ctenolepis cerasiformis is a species in the genus Ctenolepis which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 20 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

Ctenolepis cerasiformis is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are palmately lobed and petiolate with entire margins and palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Ctenolepis cerasiformis produces racemes of yellow campanulate flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Ctenolepis cerasiformis is native to tropical Africa.

Cultivation

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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