Diplocyclos palmatus

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Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) C.Jeffrey

Cucurbitaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Diplocyclos palmatus, commonly known as lollipop climber, is a perennial.

Naming

Diplocyclos palmatus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Charles Jeffrey, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1962.

Taxonomy

Diplocyclos palmatus is a species in the genus Diplocyclos which contains 6 species and belongs to the family of the Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family).

Characteristics

Diplocyclos palmatus - leaves
Diplocyclos palmatus - flowers

Growth

Leaves

Diplocyclos palmatus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are palmately lobed, sinuate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Diplocyclos palmatus produces cluster of ligth-yellow tubular flowers from July to September.

The perennials carry ornamental red berries.

Root System

Distribution

Diplocyclos palmatus is native to tropical Africa, tropical Asia, Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

Cultivation

The perennials 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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