Asystasia scandens

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Asystasia scandens (Lindl.) Hook.

Acanthaceae

Life form: climber

 

Soil: peat

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: salverform
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Asystasia scandens is a climber.

Naming

Asystasia scandens was already described and the name validly published by Gustav Lindau. It was William Jackson Hooker, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1849.

Taxonomy

Asystasia scandens is a species in the genus Asystasia which contains approximately 55 to 60 species and belongs to the family of the Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family). The type species of the genus is Asystasia gangetica.

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of to 200 centimetres.

Leaves

Asystasia scandens is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are obovate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Asystasia scandens produces white salverform flowers from July to August.

The climbers produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Asystasia scandens is native to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer peaty 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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