Nectaroscordum dioscoridis

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Nectaroscordum dioscoridis (Sibth. & Sm.) Stankov

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales

Nectaroscordum dioscoridis belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Nectaroscordum dioscoridis was already described and the name validly published by John Sibthorp and James Edward Smith. It was A.K. Stankevicz, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Nectaroscordum dioscoridis is the only species in the genus Nectaroscordum which belongs to the family of the Alliaceae (Garlic Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 80 to 120 centimetres.

Leaves

Nectaroscordum dioscoridis is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Nectaroscordum dioscoridis produces umbels of white campanulate flowers from June to August.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

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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