Caralluma europaea

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Caralluma europaea (Guss.) 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

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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 europaea is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Caralluma europaea was already described and the name validly published by Giovanni Gussone. It was Nicholas Edward Brown, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1892.

Taxonomy

Caralluma europaea 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 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Caralluma europaea produces umbels of yellow campanulate flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

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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