Cyphostemma juttae

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Cyphostemma juttae (Dinter & Gilg) Desc.

Vitaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: digitate

Shape: tubular
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Vitanae
Ordo:
Vitales

Cyphostemma juttae is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Cyphostemma juttae was already described and the name validly published by Moritz Kurt Dinter and Ernest Friedrich Gilg. It was Bernard M. Descoings, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1967.

Taxonomy

Cyphostemma juttae is a species in the genus Cyphostemma which contains approximately 266 to 279 species and belongs to the family of the Vitaceae (Grape Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Cyphostemma juttae is deciduous. The digitate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are elliptic.

Flowers and Fruits

Cyphostemma juttae produces cymes of pendant, ligth-yellow tubular flowers from June to August.

The perennials carry red berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cyphostemma juttae is native to Namibia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. 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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