Anredera cordifolia

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Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis

Basellaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

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Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Anredera cordifolia is a climber.

Naming

Anredera cordifolia was already described and the name validly published by Michele Tenore. It was Cornelis Gijsbert Gerrit Jan van Steenis, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Anredera cordifolia is a species in the genus Anredera which contains 12 species and belongs to the family of the Basellaceae (Basella Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 4 to 6 metres.

Leaves

Anredera cordifolia is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Anredera cordifolia produces racemes of white five-stellate flowers from September to October.

The climbers produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Anredera cordifolia is native to Paraguay, South Brazil and northern Argentina and is naturalized in Malta, the Iberian Peninsula and in France.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer loamy or sandy-loamy soil. The climbers tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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