Cynanchum marnierianum

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Cynanchum marnierianum Rauh

Apocynaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales
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Cynanchum marnierianum is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Cynanchum marnierianum was described by Werner Rauh in 1970. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cynanchum marnierianum is a species in the genus Cynanchum which contains approximately 287 to 564 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cynanchum marnierianum has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are ovate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cynanchum marnierianum produces cymes of white five-stellate flowers.

The shrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Cynanchum marnierianum is native to the Southwest of Madagascar.

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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