Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii

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Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii (Siehe) E.Hossain

Acanthaceae

Life form: perennial

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Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: labiate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii is a perennial.

Naming

Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii was already described and the name validly published by Walter Siehe. It was A.B.M.Enayet Hossain, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1982.

Taxonomy

Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii is a variety in the genus Acanthus which contains approximately 32 to 41 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of the genus is Acanthus mollis.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 30 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are lanceolate with pinnatifid margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii produces spikes of pink labiate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Acanthus dioscoridis var. perringii is native to to the mountain regions of Turkey.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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