Agathosma crenulata

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Agathosma crenulata (L.) Pillans

Rutaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: septicidal capsule

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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:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Rutales
Subordo:
Rutineae

Agathosma crenulata is a shrub.

Naming

Agathosma crenulata was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Neville Stuart Pillans, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Agathosma crenulata is a species in the genus Agathosma which contains approximately 141 to 160 species and belongs to the family of the Rutaceae (Rue Family). The type species of the genus is Agathosma villosa.

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,5 to 2,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Agathosma crenulata is evergreen. The leaves are simple.

Flowers and Fruits

Agathosma crenulata produces white five-stellate flowers from June to September.

The shrubs produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Agathosma crenulata is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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