Dahlia imperialis

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Dahlia imperialis Roezl

Asteraceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: bipinnate

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Dahlia imperialis is a shrub.

Naming

Benedikt Roezl already described Dahlia imperialis but the name was validly published by Karl Eduard Ortgies.

Taxonomy

Dahlia imperialis 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 shrubs reach heights of 2 to 3 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Dahlia imperialis is deciduous. The bipinnate leaves are opposite. The elliptic leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Dahlia imperialis produces light purple many-stellate flowers from November to February.

The shrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Dahlia imperialis is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The shrubs 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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