Beaumontia grandiflora

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Beaumontia grandiflora (Roxb.) Wall.

Apocynaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Beaumontia grandiflora is a climber.

Naming

Beaumontia grandiflora was described by Nathaniel Wallich in 1824. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Beaumontia grandiflora is a species in the genus Beaumontia which contains 9 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 5 to 15 metres.

Leaves

Beaumontia grandiflora is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are obovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Beaumontia grandiflora produces corymbs of white funnel-shaped flowers from December to March.

The climbers produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Beaumontia grandiflora is native to the eastern Himalaya.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

The ornamental value of Beaumontia grandiflora lies especially in its fragrance.

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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