Acaena splendens

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Acaena splendens Hook. & Arn.

Rosaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nutlet

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acaena splendens is a perennial.

Naming

Acaena splendens was described by William Jackson Hooker and George Arnott Walker Arnott in 1833. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acaena splendens 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

Leaves

Acaena splendens is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are elliptic and have serrate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Acaena splendens is native to Patagonia (Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz, Tierra del Fuego) and Chile.

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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