Ismelia carinata

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Ismelia carinata Sch.Bip.

Asteraceae

Life form: annual or biennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape:

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Ismelia carinata, commonly known as painted daisy, belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Ismelia carinata was already described and the name validly published by Peder Kofod Anker Schousboe. It was Carl Heinrich 'Bipontinus' Schultz, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Ismelia carinata is a species in the genus Ismelia which contains approximately 1 to 3 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Ismelia carinata has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are , sinuate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Ismelia carinata produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from June to September.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Ismelia carinata is native to Northwest Africa.

Cultivation

Uses

Suited as cut flowers.

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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