Artabotrys hexapetalus

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Artabotrys hexapetalus (L.f.) Bhandari

Annonaceae

Life form: climber

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Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Magnoliopsida
Subclassis:
Magnoliidae
Superordo:
Magnolianae
Ordo:
Annonales

Artabotrys hexapetalus is a climber.

Naming

Artabotrys hexapetalus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Madan Mal Bhandari, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Artabotrys hexapetalus is a species in the genus Artabotrys which contains approximately 101 to 107 species and belongs to the family of the Annonaceae (Custard-apple Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 3 to 4 metres.

Leaves

Artabotrys hexapetalus is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Artabotrys hexapetalus produces solitary yellow flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Artabotrys hexapetalus is native to South India and Sri Lanka.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer loamy or sandy-loamy soil. The climbers tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

The ornamental value of Artabotrys hexapetalus lies especially in its fragrance.

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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