Anisacanthus linearis

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Anisacanthus linearis (Hagen) Henrickson & Lott

Acanthaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

44B / c01811 

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

Anisacanthus linearis is a climber.

Naming

Anisacanthus linearis was already described and the name validly published by Stanley Harlan Hagen. It was James Solberg Henrickson and Emily Jane Lott, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1982.

Taxonomy

Anisacanthus linearis is a species in the genus Anisacanthus which contains approximately 19 to 22 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of the genus is Anisacanthus quadrifidus.

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 90 to 360 centimetres.

Leaves

Anisacanthus linearis is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Anisacanthus linearis produces racemes of red flowers from June to December.

The climbers produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay 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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