Vallesia glabra

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Vallesia glabra (Cav.) Link

Apocynaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

 

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Vallesia glabra is a shrub.

Naming

Vallesia glabra was already described and the name validly published by Antonio José Cavanilles. It was Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Vallesia glabra is a species in the genus Vallesia which contains 12 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 6 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Vallesia glabra has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Vallesia glabra produces cymes of white five-stellate flowers.


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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