Orbea maculata

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Orbea maculata (N.E.Br.) L.C.Leach

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

 

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

Orbea maculata is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Orbea maculata was already described and the name validly published by Nicholas Edward Brown. It was Leslie Charles Leach, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Orbea maculata is a species in the genus Orbea which contains approximately 31 to 64 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family). The type species of the genus is Orbea variegata.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Orbea maculata produces five-stellate flowers that are arranged in cluster.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Orbea maculata is native to Botswana.

Cultivation

The perennials 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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