Gymnostachyum ceylanicum

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Gymnostachyum ceylanicum Arn. & Nees

Acanthaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum is a perennial.

Naming

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum was described by George Arnott Walker Arnott and Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck in 1837. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum is a species in the genus Gymnostachyum which contains approximately 51 to 53 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of the genus is Gymnostachyum leptostachyum.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are elliptic, undulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum produces racemes of light-purple tubular flowers from January to March.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Gymnostachyum ceylanicum is native to Sri Lanka.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation.

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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