Acleisanthes obtusa

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Acleisanthes obtusa (Choisy) Standl.

Nyctaginaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: deltoid

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acleisanthes obtusa is a perennial.

Naming

Acleisanthes obtusa was already described and the name validly published by Jacques Denys Choisy. It was Paul Carpenter Standley, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1909.

Taxonomy

Acleisanthes obtusa is a species in the genus Acleisanthes which contains approximately 19 to 21 species and belongs to the family of the Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 90 to 180 centimetres.

Leaves

Acleisanthes obtusa is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are deltoid. The surface of the leaves is glabrous.

Flowers and Fruits

Acleisanthes obtusa produces white flowers from April to November.


Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry soil.

Uses

The ornamental value of Acleisanthes obtusa lies especially in its fragrance.

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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