Launaea cornuta

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Launaea cornuta (Hochst. ex Oliv. & Hiern) C.Jeffrey

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves:

Shape:

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: not specified

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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Launaea cornuta is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Launaea cornuta was already described and the name validly published by Daniel Oliver and William Philip Hiern based on a prior description by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter. It was Charles Jeffrey, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Launaea cornuta is a species in the genus Launaea which contains approximately 46 to 74 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 1 to 1,5 metres.

Leaves

Launaea cornuta has fern-green, simple leaves that are in rosettes. The leaves are , denticulate and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Launaea cornuta produces ligth-yellow many-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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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