Calceolaria polyrhiza

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Calceolaria polyrhiza Cav.

Scrophulariaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: septicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Scrophulariales

Calceolaria polyrhiza is a perennial.

Naming

Calceolaria polyrhiza was described by Antonio José Cavanilles in 1799. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Calceolaria polyrhiza is a species in the genus Calceolaria which contains approximately 308 to 363 species and belongs to the family of the Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family). The type species of the genus is Calceolaria pinnata.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Calceolaria polyrhiza is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate with dentate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Calceolaria polyrhiza produces cymes of yellow flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Calceolaria polyrhiza is native to Argentina.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

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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