Abronia mellifera

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Abronia mellifera Douglas ex Hook.

Nyctaginaceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: nut

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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 mellifera is a perennial.

Naming

David Douglas already described Abronia mellifera but the name was validly published by William Jackson Hooker in 1829.

Taxonomy

Abronia mellifera 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 mellifera is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic with entire margins. The surface of the leaves is glabrous to glandular.

Flowers and Fruits

Abronia mellifera produces capituli of white five-stellate flowers from March to November.

The perennials produce nuts.

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Distribution

Cultivation

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Maintenance and Propagation

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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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