Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco

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Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco Schltdl.

Apocynaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco is a tree.

Naming

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco was described by Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal in 1861. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco is a species in the genus Aspidosperma which contains approximately 68 to 74 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 5 to 20 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco is evergreen. The simple leaves are whorled. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco produces panicles of light-green flowers.

The trees produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco is native to South America.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco 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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