Hesperhodos minutifolia

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Hesperhodos minutifolia Engelm.

Rosaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: obovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Hesperhodos minutifolia is a subshrub.

Naming

Hesperhodos minutifolia was already described and the name validly published by Georg Engelmann. It was Charles Chamberlain Hurst, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Growth

The subshrubs reach heights of 30 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Hesperhodos minutifolia has imparipinnate leaves that are alternate. The obovate leaflets are dentate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Hesperhodos minutifolia produces solitary pink five-stellate flowers.

The subshrubs produce hips.

Root System

Distribution

Hesperhodos minutifolia is native to California and Mexico.

Cultivation

The subshrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy 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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