Acantholimon ulicinum

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Acantholimon ulicinum Boiss.

Plumbaginaceae

Life form: subshrub

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: acicular

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Plumbaginanae
Ordo:
Plumbaginales

Acantholimon ulicinum is a subshrub.

Naming

Acantholimon ulicinum was already described and the name validly published by Josef August Schultes based on a prior description by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow. It was Pierre Edmond Boissier, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1848.

Taxonomy

Acantholimon ulicinum is a species in the genus Acantholimon which contains approximately 301 to 324 species and belongs to the family of the Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family).

Characteristics

Acantholimon ulicinum - habitus
Acantholimon ulicinum - leaves
Acantholimon ulicinum - flowers

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acantholimon ulicinum is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are acicular with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acantholimon ulicinum flowers from July to August.


Root System

Distribution

Acantholimon ulicinum is native to Turkey, Lebanon and the Balkan Peninsula.

Cultivation

The subshrubs tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

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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