Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens

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Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens

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 var. pubescens is a climber.

Naming

Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens was already described and the name validly published by Christian Horace Bénédict Alfred Moquin-Tandon. It was Manuel Gómez de la Maza y Jiménez, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1893.

Taxonomy

Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens is a variety 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 var. pubescens is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Achyranthes aspera var. pubescens are arranged in spikes.

The climbers produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

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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