Krameria ramosissima

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Krameria ramosissima (A.Gray) S.Watson

Krameriaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Geranianae
Ordo:
Vochysiales

Krameria ramosissima is a shrub.

Naming

Krameria ramosissima was already described and the name validly published by Asa Gray. It was Sereno Watson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Krameria ramosissima is a species in the genus Krameria which contains approximately 16 to 18 species and belongs to the family of the Krameriaceae (Ratany Family). The type species of the genus is Krameria ixine.

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Krameria ramosissima is deciduous. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Krameria ramosissima produces racemes of purple five-stellate flowers from March to May.


Root System

Distribution

Krameria ramosissima is native to Texas.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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