Astracantha gummifera

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Astracantha gummifera Labill.

Fabaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Astracantha gummifera is a perennial.

Naming

Astracantha gummifera was already described and the name validly published by Jacques Julien Houtou de Labillardière. It was Dieter Podlech, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1983.

Taxonomy

Astracantha gummifera is a species in the genus Astracantha which contains approximately 249 to 259 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 50 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

Astracantha gummifera is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Astracantha gummifera produces racemes of ligth-yellow pea-shaped flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Astracantha gummifera is native to Turkey and Lebanon.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil.

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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