Abronia umbellata var. minor

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Abronia umbellata var. minor Standl.

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 umbellata var. minor is a perennial.

Naming

Abronia umbellata var. minor was already described and the name validly published by Paul Carpenter Standley. It was Philip Alexander Munz, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1935.

Taxonomy

Abronia umbellata var. minor is a variety 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 umbellata var. minor is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abronia umbellata var. minor produces five-stellate flowers that are arranged in capituli.

The perennials carry ornamental nuts.

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Distribution

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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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