Dahlia coccinea

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Dahlia coccinea Cav.

Asteraceae

Life form: bulb or tuber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

40C / e7422b 

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 coccinea belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Dahlia coccinea was described by Antonio José Cavanilles in 1795. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Dahlia coccinea 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

Dahlia coccinea - flowers

Growth

The plants reach heights of 1 to 2 metres.

Leaves

Dahlia coccinea is deciduous. The imparipinnate leaves are opposite. The elliptic leaflets are serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Dahlia coccinea produces solitary salmon-red many-stellate flowers from August to September.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Dahlia coccinea 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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