Acis rosea

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Acis rosea F.Martin

Amaryllidaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   7

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Amaryllidales

Acis rosea belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Acis rosea was already described and the name validly published by F. Martin. It was Robert Sweet, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1829.

Taxonomy

Acis rosea is a species in the genus Acis which contains 9 species and belongs to the family of the Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Acis rosea has simple leaves that are basal. The leaves are linear and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Acis rosea produces umbels of nodding, pink campanulate flowers from August to October.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Acis rosea is native to Corsica and Sardinia.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

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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