Abronia maritima

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Abronia maritima Nutt. ex S.Watson

Nyctaginaceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: nut

68B / db57ae 

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 maritima is a perennial.

Naming

Thomas Nuttall already described Abronia maritima but the name was validly published by Sereno Watson in 1880.

Taxonomy

Abronia maritima 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 and reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Abronia maritima is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Abronia maritima produces capituli of magenta five-stellate flowers from to .

The perennials produce nuts.

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Distribution

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

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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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