Cheirolophus teydis

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Cheirolophus teydis

Asteraceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cheirolophus teydis is a shrub with pale yellow to cream white flowers.

Naming

Cheirolophus teydis was already described and the name validly published by Christen Smith. It was Ginés Alejandro López González, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1982.

Taxonomy

Cheirolophus teydis 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 80 to 120 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Cheirolophus teydis produces solitary ligth-yellow many-stellate flowers from June to September.

The shrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cheirolophus teydis is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy and comparatively rich. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Suited for rockeries.

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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