Helichrysum ambiguum

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Helichrysum ambiguum C.Presl

Asteraceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Helichrysum ambiguum is a subshrub.

Naming

Helichrysum ambiguum was already described and the name validly published by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon. It was Carl Borivoj Presl, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Helichrysum ambiguum is a species in the genus Helichrysum which contains approximately 517 to 846 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Helichrysum orientale.

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Helichrysum ambiguum has mid-green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Helichrysum ambiguum produces umbels of yellow many-stellate flowers.

The subshrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil.

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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