Cheiridopsis caroli-schmidtii

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Cheiridopsis caroli-schmidtii N.E.Br.

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial

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 caroli-schmidtii is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cheiridopsis caroli-schmidtii was already described and the name validly published by Moritz Kurt Dinter and Ernst Friedrich Berger. It was Nicholas Edward Brown, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Cheiridopsis caroli-schmidtii 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 caroli-schmidtii has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are falcate and entire.

Flowers and Fruits

Cheiridopsis caroli-schmidtii produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers from December to March.


Root System

Distribution

Cheiridopsis caroli-schmidtii is native to Namibia.

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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