Diosma hirsuta

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Diosma hirsuta L.

Rutaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: septicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Rutales
Subordo:
Rutineae
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Diosma hirsuta is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Diosma hirsuta was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Diosma hirsuta is a species in the genus Diosma which contains approximately 28 to 47 species and belongs to the family of the Rutaceae (Rue Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 50 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Diosma hirsuta is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Diosma hirsuta produces panicles of white five-stellate flowers from to .

The shrubs produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Diosma hirsuta is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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