Abroma augusta

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Abroma augusta (L.) L.f.

Sterculiaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun  

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: septicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Malvales

Abroma augusta is a tree.

Naming

Abroma augusta was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Carl Linnaeus, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1782.

Taxonomy

Abroma augusta is the only species in the genus Abroma which belongs to the family of the Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Abroma augusta is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

The trees carry ornamental septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Abroma augusta is native to Southeast Asia and North Australia.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Abroma augusta is toxic.

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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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