Berchemia racemosa

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Berchemia racemosa Siebold & Zucc.

Rhamnaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rhamnanae
Ordo:
Rhamnales

Berchemia racemosa is a climber.

Naming

Berchemia racemosa was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Berchemia racemosa is a species in the genus Berchemia which contains approximately 48 to 57 species and belongs to the family of the Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 3 to 4 metres.

Leaves

Berchemia racemosa is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are obovate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Berchemia racemosa produces panicles of green five-stellate flowers from August to September.

The climbers carry red drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Berchemia racemosa is native to Japan and Taiwan.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy or loamy clay 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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