Thunbergia affinis

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Thunbergia affinis S.Moore

Acanthaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: salverform
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales
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Thunbergia affinis is a climber.

Naming

Thunbergia affinis was described by Spencer Le Marchant Moore. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Thunbergia affinis is a species in the genus Thunbergia which contains approximately 34 to 279 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of the genus is Thunbergia capensis.

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Thunbergia affinis is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Thunbergia affinis produces solitary purple salverform flowers from May to September.

The climbers produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Thunbergia affinis is native to East Africa.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy 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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