Amphicarpaea bracteata

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Amphicarpaea bracteata (L.) Fernald

Fabaceae

Life form: climber

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: ternate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Amphicarpaea bracteata is a climber.

Naming

Amphicarpaea bracteata was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Merritt Lyndon Fernald, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1933.

Taxonomy

Amphicarpaea bracteata is a species in the genus Amphicarpaea which contains 7 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 1,5 to 1,8 metres.

Leaves

Amphicarpaea bracteata has ternate leaves that are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Amphicarpaea bracteata produces pea-shaped flowers from August to September.

The climbers produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Amphicarpaea bracteata is native to eastern Canada, the Northeast of the US, the central Northeast of the US, the northern Prairie States of the US, the Rocky Mountains, the southern Prairie States of the US, the Southeast of the US and Florida.

Cultivation

The climbers tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

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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