Caralluma burchardii

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Caralluma burchardii N.E.Br.

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Caralluma burchardii is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Caralluma burchardii was described by Nicholas Edward Brown. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Caralluma burchardii is a species in the genus Caralluma which contains approximately 87 to 133 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Caralluma burchardii produces umbels of brown campanulate flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Caralluma burchardii is native to South Morocco and the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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