Araujia sericifera

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Araujia sericifera Brot.

Apocynaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Araujia sericifera is a climber.

Naming

Araujia sericifera was described by Felix de Avellar Brotero in 1818. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Araujia sericifera is a species in the genus Araujia which contains 7 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 7 to 10 metres.

Leaves

Araujia sericifera is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Araujia sericifera produces umbels of white campanulate flowers from August to October.

The climbers produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Araujia sericifera is native to Peru and South Brazil and is naturalized in Southwest Europe.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They 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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