Kleinia abyssinica

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Kleinia abyssinica A.Berger

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

82C / 7b4c9a 

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
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Kleinia abyssinica is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Kleinia abyssinica was already described and the name validly published by Achille Richard. It was Alwin Berger, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Kleinia abyssinica is a species in the genus Kleinia which contains approximately 54 to 108 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 35 to 45 centimetres.

Leaves

Kleinia abyssinica has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are oblanceolate, crenate and clasping.

Flowers and Fruits

Kleinia abyssinica produces solitary purple many-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

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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