Scientific Name - Asclepias currasavica L.
Popular names - blod flower, scarlet milkweed, flor de la seda, flor de la bandera espanola, wild Ipecacuanha.
Distribution and Habitat - native to tropical America, grows on the edge of water or wet places in sugar cane plantations, 100-200 m altitude.
Description - undergrowth species, evergreen (in natural environment), 1 m tall. Stems cylindrical, glabra, has latex. Leaves petiolate, simple, opposite, narrow-lanceolate, entire, tip acute, 4-8 x 0.7-1.4 cm. Flowers actinomorfe, bisexual, pentamere in umbele axillary or terminal, 0.8-1.2 cm diameter, peduncle 0.8-2.5 cm, 0.7 x 0.3 cm petals, united at the base, lanceolate, reflexes in anteza, purple, corona with five segments with a Appendix internal bicarpelar gineceu, ovary superior. Blooms in April-September, pollination is facuYour insects and birds. Fruit follicles 5-10 c 0.6-1 cm, fusiform. Seeds 0.4-0.6 cm doll. 2n = 22.
Tolerances - excessive moisture.
Requirements - prefers sunny places, damp soils, rich, well drained.
Management - do not tolerate transplanting.
Propagation - by seeds, sown after frost danger has passed, germinate at 20-22 C in 2-3 weeks.
Properties and Uses - a species used as ornamental plants for small gardens, in combination with other herbs such as Echinacea purpurea, Ratibida pinnata, ornamental grasses.
Curiosity - poisonous species.
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Carica papaya - originally from Costa Rica, USA, tropical to temperate areas, up to 1500 m altitude.
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Ilex perado - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Originally from the Canary Islands, dense forests grow in the Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
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Impatiens balsamina - a species herbaceous annual, native to China and India. cultivated as ornamental plants in parks and gardens. It can be grown as potted plants, but watered regularly.
Salpichroa organifolia - perennial, rhizomatic and subfrutescenta. Hailing from South America, naturalized and naturalized French Atlantic coast, around the Mediterranean, Corsica and Spain wet substrates increases from 0 to 600 m altitude.
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Dioecious tree, 8 meters high. Body iregulat, erect with the latita. Gray-brown bark with longitudinal fissures. Vast and dense crown. The branches are fine young tomentoase become glabrata with timpu. Leaves persistent, alternate, paripenat-compound, with 2.5 pairs of Folio, ovata, coriacee, margin entire, glossy dark green on the upper
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New species of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) found in Turkey
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