Allowissadula holosericea

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Allowissadula holosericea (Scheele) D.M.Bates

Malvaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: cordate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

28D / ffa26a 

Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Malvales

Allowissadula holosericea is a subshrub.

Naming

Allowissadula holosericea was already described and the name validly published by George Heinrich Adolf Scheele. It was David Martin Bates, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1978.

Taxonomy

Allowissadula holosericea is a species in the genus Allowissadula which contains 10 species and belongs to the family of the Malvaceae (Mallow Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 1,3 to 1,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Allowissadula holosericea is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are cordate, denticulate and petiolate. The surface of the leaves is stellate.

Flowers and Fruits

Allowissadula holosericea produces corymbs of light-orange five-stellate flowers from June to October. The plants are hermaphroditic.


Root System

Distribution

Allowissadula holosericea is native to Texas and Mexico.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil.

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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