Leucocoryne ixioides

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Leucocoryne ixioides Lindl.

Alliaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Leucocoryne ixioides belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Leucocoryne ixioides was already described and the name validly published by John Sims. It was John Lindley, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1830.

Taxonomy

Leucocoryne ixioides is a species in the genus Leucocoryne which contains approximately 48 to 51 species and belongs to the family of the Alliaceae (Garlic Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 35 to 45 centimetres.

Leaves

Leucocoryne ixioides is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Leucocoryne ixioides produces umbels of white funnel-shaped flowers from March to April.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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

Uses

Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as cut flowers.

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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