Callianthemum coriandrifolium

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Callianthemum coriandrifolium Rchb.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: nutlet

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Callianthemum coriandrifolium is a perennial.

Naming

Callianthemum coriandrifolium was described by Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Callianthemum coriandrifolium is a species in the genus Callianthemum which contains approximately 15 to 16 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Callianthemum coriandrifolium has fern-green, imparipinnate leaves that are alternate. The leaflets are linear and have entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Callianthemum coriandrifolium produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Callianthemum coriandrifolium is native to to the mountain regions of the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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