Amerosedum radiatum

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Amerosedum radiatum S.Watson

Crassulaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales

Amerosedum radiatum is a succulent and belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Amerosedum radiatum was already described and the name validly published by Sereno Watson. It was Áskell Löve and Doris Benta Maria Löve, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1985.

Taxonomy

Amerosedum radiatum is a species in the genus Amerosedum which contains approximately 1 to 10 species and belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 5 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Amerosedum radiatum is deciduous. The moss-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Amerosedum radiatum produces cymes of yellow five-stellate flowers from April to July.

The plants produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Amerosedum radiatum is native to California.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Amerosedum radiatum 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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