Bomarea hirsuta

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Bomarea hirsuta (Kunth) Herb.

Alstroemeriaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: not specified

40C / e7422b 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Alstromeriales

Bomarea hirsuta is a climber.

Naming

Bomarea hirsuta was already described and the name validly published by Karl Sigismund Kunth. It was William Herbert, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Bomarea hirsuta is a species in the genus Bomarea which contains approximately 126 to 135 species and belongs to the family of the Alstroemeriaceae (Peruvian-lily Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 3 to 4 metres.

Leaves

Bomarea hirsuta is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic and petiolate with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Bomarea hirsuta produces umbels of salmon-red tubular flowers from May to September.


Root System

Distribution

Bomarea hirsuta is native to Colombia and Ecuador.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They 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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