Acaena novae-zelandiae

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Acaena novae-zelandiae Kirk

Rosaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nutlet

 

Inflorescence: capituli

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: prostrate

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Acaena novae-zelandiae, commonly known as piripiri, biddy biddy, is a perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Acaena novae-zelandiae is a species in the genus Acaena which contains approximately 31 to 60 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a prostrate growth and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Acaena novae-zelandiae is evergreen. The mid-green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are elliptic and have serrate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acaena novae-zelandiae produces flowers that are arranged in capituli from August to September.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Acaena novae-zelandiae is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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