Acanthus polystachius

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Acanthus polystachius Delile

Acanthaceae

Life form: perennial

 

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: labiate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

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 polystachius is a perennial.

Naming

Acanthus polystachius was described by Alire Raffeneau Delile. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acanthus polystachius 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

Leaves

Acanthus polystachius is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite.

Flowers and Fruits

Acanthus polystachius produces labiate flowers that are arranged in spikes.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

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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