Aeginetia indica

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Aeginetia indica L.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

  10

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: ovate-lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Aeginetia indica is a perennial.

Naming

Aeginetia indica was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aeginetia indica is the type species of the genus Aeginetia which contains approximately 6 to 10 species and belongs to the family of the Orobanchaceae (Broom-rape Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 15 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Aeginetia indica has simple leaves. The leaves are ovate-lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aeginetia indica produces solitary purple flowers from August to October.


Root System

Distribution

Aeginetia indica is native to India, Japan and the Malay Peninsula.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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