Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus

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Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus (Haw.) H.E.K.Hartmann & Liede

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus was described by Heidrun Elsbeth Klara Osterwald Hartmann and Sigrid Liede. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus is a subspecies in the genus Pleiospilos which contains approximately 2 to 14 species and belongs to the family of the Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers from August to September.


Root System

Distribution

Pleiospilos compactus subsp. canus is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials 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

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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