Carruanthus peersii

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Carruanthus peersii L.Bolus

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Carruanthus peersii is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Carruanthus peersii was described by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1936. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carruanthus peersii is a species in the genus Carruanthus which contains approximately 2 to 3 species and belongs to the family of the Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Carruanthus peersii is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate with dentate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Carruanthus peersii produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Carruanthus peersii is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation. 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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