Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius

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Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius (Hook.) DC.

Ericaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: pitcher-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Ericales

Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius is a climber.

Naming

Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius was already described and the name validly published by William Jackson Hooker. It was John Kunkel Small, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius is the only species in the genus Ampelothamnus which belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1 to 10 metres.

Leaves

Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate, dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius produces panicles of white pitcher-shaped flowers from January to April.

The climbers produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Ampelothamnus phillyreifolius is native to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

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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