Banisteriopsis caapi

From Hortipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Banisteriopsis caapi (Spruce ex Griseb.) C.V.Morton

Malpighiaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: samara

N999D / ffffff 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Geranianae
Ordo:
Vochysiales

Banisteriopsis caapi is a climber.

Naming

Banisteriopsis caapi was already described and the name validly published by August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach based on a prior description by Richard Spruce. It was Julius Sterling Morton, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1931.

Taxonomy

Banisteriopsis caapi is a species in the genus Banisteriopsis which contains approximately 62 to 65 species and belongs to the family of the Malpighiaceae (Barbados-cherry Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Banisteriopsis caapi has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are elliptic, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Banisteriopsis caapi produces umbels of white five-stellate flowers.

The climbers produce samaras.

Root System

Distribution

Banisteriopsis caapi is native to the Amazon Basin (Amazonas, Acre, Roraima, Amapá, Pará, Rondônia, Mato Grosso), Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Banisteriopsis caapi is toxic.

Aeskulap  Please read the health issues note

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.

Non-commercial Links

This might also interest you

Commercial Links