Achimenes longiflora

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Achimenes longiflora DC.

Gesneriaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: septicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Achimenes longiflora is a perennial.

Naming

Achimenes longiflora was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1839. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achimenes longiflora is a species in the genus Achimenes which contains approximately 28 to 55 species and belongs to the family of the Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 25 centimetres.

Leaves

Achimenes longiflora has green leaves that are opposite. The leaves are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Achimenes longiflora produces white cruciform flowers from July to September.

The perennials produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Achimenes longiflora is native to Central America.

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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