Apocynum venetum

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Apocynum venetum L.

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: cymose corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Apocynum venetum is a perennial.

Naming

Apocynum venetum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Apocynum venetum is a species in the genus Apocynum which contains approximately 16 to 45 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 3,5 to 4 metres.

Leaves

Apocynum venetum is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Apocynum venetum produces cymose corymbs of pink campanulate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Apocynum venetum is native to to the coastal region of Italy, Romania, Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Apocynum venetum is toxic.

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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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