Minuartia rubra

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Minuartia rubra (Scop.) McNeill

Caryophyllaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

 

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: acicular

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Minuartia rubra belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Minuartia rubra was already described and the name validly published by Joannes Antonius Scopoli. It was John McNeill, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1963.

Taxonomy

Minuartia rubra is a species in the genus Minuartia which contains approximately 127 to 244 species and belongs to the family of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The type species of the genus is Minuartia dichotoma.

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 8 to 25 centimetres.

Leaves

Minuartia rubra has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are acicular, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Minuartia rubra produces cymes of white five-stellate flowers from July to August.


Root System

Distribution

Minuartia rubra is native to France, Italy, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, Slovenia and Romania.

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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