Asteranthera ovata

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Asteranthera ovata (Cav.) Hanst.

Gesneriaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Asteranthera ovata is a climber.

Naming

Asteranthera ovata was already described and the name validly published by Antonio José Cavanilles. It was Johannes Ludwig Emil Robert von Hanstein, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1865.

Taxonomy

Asteranthera ovata is the only species in the genus Asteranthera which belongs to the family of the Gesneriaceae (Gesneriad Family).

Characteristics

Asteranthera ovata - flowers

Growth

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

Leaves

Asteranthera ovata is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Asteranthera ovata produces solitary pink tubular flowers from June to August.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Asteranthera ovata is native to southern Chile.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a half-shady situation on moist 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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