Schaueria flavicoma

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Schaueria flavicoma (Lindl.) N.E.Br.

Acanthaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: half shade - Exposure: shade   10

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly columnar

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales
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Schaueria flavicoma is a subshrub.

Naming

Schaueria flavicoma was described by Nicholas Edward Brown. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Schaueria flavicoma is a species in the genus Schaueria which contains approximately 4 to 23 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 60 to 90 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Schaueria flavicoma is . The simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Schaueria flavicoma produces spikes of ligth-yellow tubular flowers from July to August.

The subshrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Schaueria flavicoma is native to Brazil.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a half-shady to shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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