Callianthemum kernerianum

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Callianthemum kernerianum Freyn ex A.Kern.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

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 kernerianum is a perennial.

Naming

Josef Franz Freyn already described Callianthemum kernerianum but the name was validly published by Anton Joseph Kerner.

Taxonomy

Callianthemum kernerianum 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 kernerianum has imparipinnate leaves that are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Callianthemum kernerianum produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from May to June.

The perennials produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Callianthemum kernerianum is native to Italy and the southern Alps.

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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