Amphilophium crucigerum

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Amphilophium crucigerum (L.) L.G.Lohmann

Bignoniaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: trumpet-shaped
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Amphilophium crucigerum is a climber.

Naming

Amphilophium crucigerum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Lúcia Garcez Lohmann, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 2008.

Taxonomy

Amphilophium crucigerum is a species in the genus Amphilophium which contains approximately 43 to 44 species and belongs to the family of the Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper Family).

Characteristics

Amphilophium crucigerum - leaves
Amphilophium crucigerum - flowers
Amphilophium crucigerum - fruits

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 3 to 5 metres.

Leaves

Amphilophium crucigerum is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Amphilophium crucigerum produces racemes of ligth-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers from April to June.


Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use loamy potting compost.

Uses

Suited for conservatories, as well as suited as container plant and as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • For healthy growth apply a compound fertilizer monthly during growth.
  • Water moderately in summer, give little water in winter.
  • temperature in winter should be 5 to 10°C.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Fine webs on the plants indicate an infestation with red spider mites. These sap-sucking insects mainly appear under glass and can be controlled either with insecticide or biologically with parasitic mites.

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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