Aciphylla squarrosa

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Aciphylla squarrosa J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

Apiaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: achene

 

Inflorescence: compound umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Aciphylla squarrosa is a perennial.

Naming

Aciphylla squarrosa was described by Johann Reinhold Forster and Johann Georg Adam Forster in 1775. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aciphylla squarrosa is the type species of the genus Aciphylla which contains approximately 46 to 47 species and belongs to the family of the Apiaceae (Carrot Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Aciphylla squarrosa has alternate leaves.

Flowers and Fruits

Aciphylla squarrosa produces compound umbels of erect six-stellate flowers in August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Aciphylla squarrosa is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

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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