Dahlia excelsa

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Dahlia excelsa Benth.

Asteraceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

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

Dahlia excelsa belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Dahlia excelsa was described by George Bentham. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Dahlia excelsa is a species in the genus Dahlia which contains approximately 41 to 55 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 1 to 2,5 metres.

Leaves

Dahlia excelsa is deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are opposite. The ovate leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Dahlia excelsa produces solitary pink many-stellate flowers in November.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Dahlia excelsa is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The plants prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil.

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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