Huerniopsis atrosanguinea

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Huerniopsis atrosanguinea (N.E.Br.) A.C.White & B.Sloane

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial

  10

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Huerniopsis atrosanguinea is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Huerniopsis atrosanguinea was already described and the name validly published by Nicholas Edward Brown. It was Alain Campbell White and Boyd Lincoln Sloane, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1937.

Taxonomy

Huerniopsis atrosanguinea is a species in the genus Huerniopsis which contains approximately 2 to 4 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Huerniopsis atrosanguinea produces cluster of dark-red five-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Huerniopsis atrosanguinea is native to Botswana.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

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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