Aconitum volubile

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Aconitum volubile Rchb. ex Spreng.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: climber

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Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: not specified
Fruit: follicle

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Aconitum volubile is a climber.

Naming

Peter Simon von Pallas already described Aconitum volubile but the name was validly published by Johann Ludwig Christian Koelle in 1788.

Taxonomy

Aconitum volubile is a species in the genus Aconitum which contains approximately 383 to 521 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Aconitum napellus.

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1,8 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Aconitum volubile is deciduous. The dark-green leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aconitum volubile produces purple flowers from July to August.

The climbers carry black follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aconitum volubile is native to Japan, Korea, Manchuria and East Siberia.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -45°C (USDA zone 2).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aconitum volubile is toxic.

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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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