Acmella oppositifolia var. repens

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Acmella oppositifolia var. repens (Walter) R.K.Jansen

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   4

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

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

Acmella oppositifolia var. repens is a perennial.

Naming

Acmella oppositifolia var. repens was already described and the name validly published by Thomas Walter. It was Robert K. Jansen, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1985.

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres and are comparatively fast-growing and long-lived. They have a prostrate habit and spread slowly. The main growing season is in summer.

Leaves

Acmella oppositifolia var. repens is deciduous. The leaves are dark-green.

Flowers and Fruits

Acmella oppositifolia var. repens produces showy green many-stellate flowers from August to September.

The perennials produce black achenes from summer to autumn.

Root System

The plants produce stolons which give rise to vegetative spread.

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be comparatively poor with a pH between 5 and 7,5. The plants need a soil depth of at least 15 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4) and need a frost-free period of at least 29 weeks.

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: soil salinity
  • low: anaerobic soil, drought
  • medium: calcareous soil

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 45 to 90 centimetres.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by ripe cuttings.

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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