Cheiridopsis denticulata

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Cheiridopsis denticulata (Haw.) N.E.Br.

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: falcate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

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

Cheiridopsis denticulata is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cheiridopsis denticulata 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

Cheiridopsis denticulata is a species in the genus Cheiridopsis which contains approximately 33 to 46 species and belongs to the family of the Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

Cheiridopsis denticulata has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are falcate and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Cheiridopsis denticulata produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Cheiridopsis denticulata is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry 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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