Deuterocohnia brevifolia

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Deuterocohnia brevifolia (Griseb.) M.A.Spencer

Bromeliaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: basal
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Bromelianae
Ordo:
Bromeliales

Deuterocohnia brevifolia is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Deuterocohnia brevifolia was already described and the name validly published by August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach. It was Michael A. Spencer and Lyman Bradford Smith, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1992.

Taxonomy

Deuterocohnia brevifolia is a species in the genus Deuterocohnia which contains 18 species and belongs to the family of the Bromeliaceae (Bromeliad Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Deuterocohnia brevifolia is evergreen. The simple leaves are basal. They are lanceolate, dentate and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Deuterocohnia brevifolia produces panicles of light-green tubular flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Deuterocohnia brevifolia is native to Northwest Argentina and South Bolivia.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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