Abronia alpina

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Abronia alpina Brandegee

Nyctaginaceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: nut

 

Inflorescence: capituli

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Abronia alpina is a perennial.

Naming

Abronia alpina was described by Townshend Stith Brandegee in 1899. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abronia alpina is a species in the genus Abronia which contains approximately 31 to 39 species and belongs to the family of the Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials are comparatively short-lived.

Leaves

Abronia alpina is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abronia alpina produces five-stellate flowers that are arranged in capituli.

The perennials produce nuts.

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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