Matelea carolinensis

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Matelea carolinensis (Jacq.) Woodson

Apocynaceae

Life form: climber

 

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Matelea carolinensis is a climber.

Naming

Matelea carolinensis was already described and the name validly published by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin. It was Robert Everard Woodson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1941.

Taxonomy

Matelea carolinensis is a species in the genus Matelea which contains approximately 236 to 303 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Matelea carolinensis has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are cordate, undulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Matelea carolinensis produces cluster of dark-red five-stellate flowers.

The climbers produce follicles.

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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