Amphilophium lactiflorum

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Amphilophium lactiflorum (Vahl) DC.

Bignoniaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate-lanceolate

Division: paripinnate

Shape: tubular
Fruit: septicidal 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:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Amphilophium lactiflorum is a climber.

Naming

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

Taxonomy

Amphilophium lactiflorum 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

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 4 to 6 metres.

Leaves

Amphilophium lactiflorum is evergreen. The paripinnate leaves are opposite. The ovate-lanceolate leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Amphilophium lactiflorum produces panicles of yellow tubular flowers from March to June.

The climbers produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Amphilophium lactiflorum is native to Cuba, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam.

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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