Achimenes erecta

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Achimenes erecta (Lam.) H.P.Fuchs

Gesneriaceae

Life form: perennial

  10

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: cruciform
Fruit: septicidal capsule

40C / e7422b 

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 erecta is a perennial.

Naming

Achimenes erecta was already described and the name validly published by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck. It was Hans Peter Fuchs, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1963.

Taxonomy

Achimenes erecta 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 40 to 45 centimetres.

Leaves

Achimenes erecta has green, simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are ovate, dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Achimenes erecta produces salmon-red cruciform flowers from July to September.

The perennials produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Achimenes erecta is native to Mexico, Central America, Jamaica and Colombia.

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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