Nelsonia canescens

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Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.

Acanthaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

 

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Nelsonia canescens belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Nelsonia canescens was already described and the name validly published by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck. It was Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1824.

Taxonomy

Nelsonia canescens is a species in the genus Nelsonia which contains approximately 4 to 6 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Nelsonia canescens has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Nelsonia canescens produces spikes of purple tubular flowers from October to March.

In spring the plants carry loculicidal capsules.

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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