Quaqua mammillaris

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Quaqua mammillaris (L.) Bruyns

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: follicle

XII

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Quaqua mammillaris is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Quaqua mammillaris was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Peter Vincent Bruyns, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1983.

Taxonomy

Quaqua mammillaris is a species in the genus Quaqua which contains approximately 25 to 29 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Quaqua mammillaris produces dark-red cup-shaped flowers in December.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Quaqua mammillaris is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. 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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