Scientific name - Lotus maculatus Breitf.
Popular names - Pico de Paloma.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Species halofila with some elements in Frankenio-Astydamietum xerophytes latifoliae, grows beside Schizogyne serum, Salsola divaricata, Astydamia latifolia and Crithmum maritimum. Endemic to Tenerife, where it grows in the north island.
Tenerife is represented only by a few individuals located onland rocks by the sea.
Description - herbaceous, with the stem wood, under-shrub pendulum. Strain up to 1.5 m high, glabra, gray-green silky, internoduri 35-45 mm stipele children. Leaves imparipenat, 5 folio; foliole 10-25 x 1 mm, subulate or linear, convex upper and concave lower edges entire, top obtuse-rounded, surface moderately pubescent. Blossom stalk terminal vegetative axillary short 1.6 flowers, pedicel 5-10 mm long, moderately densely pubescent, calyx campanulata, about 5 mm in diameter, but zigomorfic curved, upper pair by SEPA are 8 mm long, lateral sepalele about 4 mm long, inner surface is densely short-pubescent, rarely pubescent outside, edges Chile men. Yellow-orange flowers, wings like a clamp, primary language or ovat lanceolata, pinna, about 20 x 6 mm, very rarely pubescent, tongs, about 5 mm long; vexillum about 25 mm long, powerful recurvat, verthe dark on the outside and a dark brown stripe in the middle, in length, lanceolata, top acute ovata hull, about 30 mm long, brown to the top; androceu diadelf, 5 stamens longer, about 18 mm and 4 stamens shorter , about 12 mm long, filaments united at the base. Blooms from December to May. Pollination and pollinating entomofila. Fruit 3-4 cm long, cylindrical, linear glabru, tablet after each seed. Seeds spherical or ovoid, dark brown, shiny, become black. 2n = 28
Growth rate - hard.
Tolerances - more types of soil, including the dry and sandy, but the alkaline-acidic. They tolerate dry soil better than wet. Not tolerate temperatures less than (-3 ˚ C)
Requirements - well-drained soil, with exhibition sunny.
Management - cutting are spring, only if necessary.
Propagation - by seeds sownis in containers, spring or fall to 19-24 ˚ C. The seedlings semilignificati summer, 10 cm long cuttings treated with hormones.
Diseases and pests - are sick leaves in environments with high humidity and stale air. Can be attacked by spiders, aphids, Pseudococcus sp. (mealy bug), which causes leaf incretirea. Pronubana Cacoecimorpha larvae, can be implemented based on biological larvicide treatment.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Amazon Sunset', 'Gold Flash', 'Golden Treasure', 'Red Fla.sh ',' Yellow Flash '.
Properties and Uses --
Myth, Legend and Folklore --
Allan M. Armitage - Armitage's Garden Annuals - Timber Press, 2004
Barbara Ellis - Taylor's Guide to Annuals - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000
David Joyce - Best Flowers to Grow and Cut - Frances Lincoln, 2006
Larry Hodgson - Annuals for Every Purpose - Roda Books, 2002
Roger DAjoz - Tratado de Ecologia - Mundiprensa, 2003
Euphorbia pulcherrima - Poinsetia
Description - shrub, 20-50 cm high. Decidue leaves, oval, 10-15 cm long needle, or pointed. Flowers small, yellow-green, surrounded by bracts 15-20 cm long, red, pink or white.
Tolerances - not tolerate too hot environments, usacte and poorly lit, leaves turn yellow and fall.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck
Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel.
Tricks to boost flourishing in Anthurium
Anthurium genus comprises more than 800 species originating in Mexico, northern Argentina and Uruguay.
Anthurium grows well on land with good water retention, but with good drainage.
Environmental problems of herbal apartment
Plants suffering physiological changes to adapt to climate change.
This is the time when plants suffer transported inside a time of stress. This exchange of environmental condition than growth, flowering, fruit production and in worst cases, can cause plant wilting.
Cyclamen persicum is a tuberous perennial species, originated in Persia. Cordiforme leaves, 2-14 cm long, dark green, mottled with silver, long petiole. Flowers axillary, solitary, 5 petals ciclamen reflected color, red, white, purple, floral stem of 5-15 cm tall, blooming from late winter to early spring. Fruit capsule.
Trees and shrubs
Betula alba - species, ornamental, decorative crown shape and color of bark, in parks and gardens. The bark is rich in tannins, is used in cosmetics.
Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Alnus cordata - alder of Corsica
Alnus cordata is a deciduuous tree, native to Italy and Corsica, occurs naturally in poorly drained soils, in semi-shade. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure, dry conditions as well as a dusty atmosphere. Is cultivated as ornamental trees in gardens and parks.
Deciduu shrub, 2-5 m high. Bark gray young branches are yellow-green. Leaves alternate; paripenat-compound, 4-6 pairs of folio oval-elliptic, 10-35 mm long, dark green in summer and autumn yellow, 5-10 cm long; spinescente Stipe. Flowers solitary, Corola yellow, 20-25 mm long, increase the armpit leaves, blooming from May to June.
Euphrasia arguta reappeared after 100 years
Lagerstroemia indica L.
Deciduu tree. Global Crown-espansa. Body nodosa, latit basis. Ritidom thin, white-yellow, smooth, glossy. Decidue leaves, opposite or alternate, distances, almost sessile, lamina glabra, elliptic-lanceolata, shiny green on top, the green opaque on the bottom, edge entire, top acute, 7 x 2-3 cm
Legousia speculum-veneris - Venus looking-glass
French botanist Legousia is dedicated Legouz name of Garland, founder of the botanical gardens in Digione 1773; speculum-veneris = mirror of Venus because of the corolla form.
Speculum-Veneris Legousia can become invasive of cereal fields.
Tree, 40 m high, truncated 1 m in diameter. Stalk, leaf stalks are brown and language violated. Petiole 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves elliptic, ovat-elliptic, 6-22 x 4.7 cm, protruding ribs on both surfaces, base cuneata, top acuminata.
Stem very thin, erect, branched, finely pubescent, 15-45 cm high. Leaves ovat until obovata-oblong, ribbed, few soirees, top obtuse, base narrow, glabra, slightly pubescent, thin, upper leaves are smaller. Flowers in bunches, axillary, pedicel pubescent, less than or equal to calyx, calyx pubescent, lobes 3 short and 2 longer lobes. Corola white or blue-violet. Blooms in July-September.