Saturday, 28 February 2009

Vismea glabra

Nº 1752
Vismea glabra

This is from South America : it is a pleasing plant of moderate size, with a shrubby stem and loose branches, flowering in July and August.

It requires the stove heat, and may be increased by cuttings. It thrives in loam and peat soil.

Nicholson 1888
VISMIA (named in honour of M. de Visme, a merchant of Lisbon)
SYN: Acrossanthes
Stove shrubs
V. glabra Peru introduced 1824
V. guianensis Guiana 1824
V. guineensis Guiana 1823

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