Aspalathus linearis

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Aspalathus linearis (Burm.f.) R.Dahlgren

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   9

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: acicular

Division: simple

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Aspalathus linearis is a shrub.

Naming

Aspalathus linearis was already described and the name validly published by Nicolaas Laurens Burman. It was Rolf Martin Theodor Dahlgren, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Aspalathus linearis is a species in the genus Aspalathus which contains approximately 300 to 388 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,8 to 2 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Aspalathus linearis is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are acicular, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Aspalathus linearis produces solitary yellow pea-shaped flowers from April to May.

The shrubs produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Aspalathus linearis is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation. 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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