Calibanus hookeri

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Calibanus hookeri (Lem.) Trel.

Nolinaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales

Calibanus hookeri is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Calibanus hookeri was already described and the name validly published by Charles Lemaire. It was William Trelease, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1911.

Taxonomy

Calibanus hookeri is a species in the genus Calibanus which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Nolinaceae (Beargrass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 75 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Calibanus hookeri has simple leaves that are whorled. The leaves are linear, sessile and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Calibanus hookeri produces panicles of pink flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Calibanus hookeri is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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