Syngonium auritum

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Syngonium auritum (L.) Schott

Araceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: sagittate

Division: simple

Shape: spathe
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Aridae
Superordo:
Aranae
Ordo:
Arales
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Syngonium auritum, commonly known as five fingers, is a climber.

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Naming

Syngonium auritum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Heinrich Wilhelm Schott, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Syngonium auritum is a species in the genus Syngonium which contains approximately 35 to 41 species and belongs to the family of the Araceae (Arum Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1 to 3 metres.

Leaves

Syngonium auritum is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are saggitate, undulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Syngonium auritum produces solitary ligth-yellow spathae from June to August.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Syngonium auritum is native to Honduras.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy or loamy clay 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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