Eucodonia verticillata

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Eucodonia verticillata (M.Martens & Galeotti) Wiehler

Gesneriaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Eucodonia verticillata is a perennial.

Naming

Eucodonia verticillata was already described and the name validly published by Martin Martens and Henri Guillaume Galeotti. It was Hans Joachim Wiehler, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1976.

Taxonomy

Eucodonia verticillata is a species in the genus Eucodonia which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Eucodonia verticillata has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are elliptic, crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Eucodonia verticillata produces solitary pendant, light-purple campanulate flowers.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Eucodonia verticillata is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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