Comarum salesovianum

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Comarum salesovianum Stephan

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: obovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: nutlet

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Comarum salesovianum is a shrub.

Naming

Comarum salesovianum was already described and the name validly published by Christian Friedrich Stephan. It was Paul Friedrich August Ascherson and Karl Otto Robert Peter Paul Graebner, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Comarum salesovianum is a species in the genus Comarum which contains 3 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 15 to 30 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Comarum salesovianum has imparipinnate leaves that are alternate. The obovate leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Comarum salesovianum produces cymes of white five-stellate flowers from June to August.

The shrubs produce nutlets.

Root System

Distribution

Comarum salesovianum is native to West-Siberia, Central Asia, Mongolia, Tibet and the Himalaya.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

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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