Acmella oleracea

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Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K.Jansen

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

 

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Acmella oleracea is a perennial.

Naming

Acmella oleracea was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Robert K. Jansen, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1985.

Taxonomy

Acmella oleracea is a species in the genus Acmella which contains approximately 36 to 43 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Acmella oleracea - inflorescence

Growth

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Acmella oleracea produces many-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Acmella oleracea is native to $: cult. in W.Ind , Brazil and India.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil.

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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