Acanthus hirsutus

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Acanthus hirsutus Boiss.

Acanthaceae

Life form: perennial

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Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: labiate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

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

Acanthus hirsutus is a perennial.

Naming

Acanthus hirsutus was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1844. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acanthus hirsutus is a species 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 have a stemless growth and reach heights of 15 to 35 centimetres.

Leaves

Acanthus hirsutus is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate with pinnatifid margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Acanthus hirsutus produces spikes of ligth-yellow labiate flowers.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Acanthus hirsutus is native to 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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