Cephalophyllum tricolorum

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Cephalophyllum tricolorum (Haw.) Schwantes

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

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

Cephalophyllum tricolorum is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cephalophyllum tricolorum was already described and the name validly published by Adrian Hardy Haworth. It was Nicholas Edward Brown, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Cephalophyllum tricolorum is a species in the genus Cephalophyllum which contains approximately 34 to 38 species and belongs to the family of the Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Cephalophyllum tricolorum has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Cephalophyllum tricolorum produces solitary pink many-stellate flowers from July to August.


Root System

Distribution

Cephalophyllum tricolorum is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny 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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