Hereroa glenensis

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Hereroa glenensis (N.E.Br.) L.Bolus

Aizoaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Hereroa glenensis is a succulent subshrub.

Naming

Hereroa glenensis was already described and the name validly published by Nicholas Edward Brown. It was Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Hereroa glenensis is a species in the genus Hereroa which contains approximately 1 to 31 species and belongs to the family of the Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Hereroa glenensis has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are linear and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Hereroa glenensis produces yellow many-stellate flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Hereroa glenensis is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

The ornamental value of Hereroa glenensis 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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