Cheiridopsis pillansii

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Cheiridopsis pillansii L.Bolus

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

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: mat-forming

Taxonomy

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

Cheiridopsis pillansii is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cheiridopsis pillansii was described by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Cheiridopsis pillansii 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 pillansii has simple leaves that are opposite.

Flowers and Fruits

Cheiridopsis pillansii produces solitary yellow many-stellate flowers.


Root System

Distribution

Cheiridopsis pillansii 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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