Achyranthes aspera

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Achyranthes aspera L.

Amaranthaceae

Life form: climber

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Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nut

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Achyranthes aspera is a climber.

Naming

Achyranthes aspera was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Achyranthes aspera is a species in the genus Achyranthes which contains approximately 20 to 89 species and belongs to the family of the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Achyranthes aspera is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Achyranthes aspera are arranged in spikes.

The climbers produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Achyranthes aspera is native to the tropics and is naturalized in Spain and in Sicily and Malta.

Cultivation

The climbers 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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