Villadia misera

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Villadia misera (Lindl.) R.T.Clausen

Crassulaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales

Villadia misera is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Villadia misera was described by Robert Theodore Clausen. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Villadia misera is a species in the genus Villadia which contains approximately 44 to 51 species and belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Villadia misera is evergreen. The fern-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Villadia misera produces spikes of ligth-yellow five-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Villadia misera is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9). Under glass use cactus compost or loamy potting compost with added grit.

In summer the plants prefer low humidity.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

  • For healthy growth apply cactus fertilizer monthly during growth.
  • Water freely in summer, .


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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