Cheirolophus falcisectus

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Cheirolophus falcisectus Svent. ex Montelongo & Moraleda

Asteraceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Cheirolophus falcisectus is a rare shrub with pale purple to bright purple flowers.

Naming

Eric R.Svensson Sventenius already described Cheirolophus falcisectus but the name was validly published by Victor Montelongo and C. Moraleda in 1978.

Taxonomy

Cheirolophus falcisectus is a species in the genus Cheirolophus which contains approximately 26 to 27 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1 to 1,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cheirolophus falcisectus has dark-green, simple leaves that are whorled. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Cheirolophus falcisectus produces corymbs of light-purple many-stellate flowers from June to July.

The shrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cheirolophus falcisectus is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

The ornamental value of Cheirolophus falcisectus lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • Remove withered flowers if no self-seeding is desired.


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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