Known Hazards. None known. Botanical References. Range. Tropical Africa – Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, south to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Habitat. Abstract. Although little is known about Dissotis rotundifolia, it is a species with great potential for ornamental use in the Southeast and as a. Welcome to the famous Dave’s Garden website. Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants.

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. The main objective in breeding Dissotis rotundifolia is to make interspecific crosses with other Dissotis species, such as D. Datasheet Heterotis rotundfolia pink lady. Paclobutrazol applied as a drench works well for this purpose. The rate of fertilization may be gradually increased to ppm after two weeks at 50 ppm.

A checklist of the total vascular plant flora of Singapore: Spanish shawl; trailing dissotis Spanish: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. If dssotis are made in the greenhouse, it is not necessary to bag the pollinated flowers. The branches tend to spread wide, and range from pink to a dark reddish in color.


The number of rotundiflia will vary from one to three, depending on the interspecific cross; each application must be separated by three days Jones et al.

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Heterotis rotundifolia (pink lady)

In Africa, it totundifolia used in traditional medicine to treat ailments like rheumatism and diarrhea Prota4U, The effect of autopolyploidy on biomass production in homozygous lines of Brassica rapa and Brassica oleracea. Once ripe fruit has been obtained, the seed should be germinated and the germination percentage should be recorded.

When I bought the plant it was called Heterocentron elegans. Plants exhibiting polyploidy, especially interspecific hybrids, may be sterile.

Dissotis, Pinklady

It didn’t bloom a lot yet but I expect a better show next season. Melastomaceae flowers typically only offer pollen, and not nectar, which makes them unattractive to honeybees Renner, Figure 7 Pollination of Dissotis rotundifolia female flower.

Dissotis rotundifolia is native to Africa, but has been introduced to other tropical areas. It has been a very rewarding patio plant and increased in size at least five-fold since I got it.

Cook Islands Biodiversity Database. Seedlings are slow-growing for the first several months and grow more quickly thereafter Solt and Wurdack, It has been intentionally planted as an ornamental principally in tropical regions because of its attractive flowers.


Dissotis rotundifolia

Therefore, pollination in breeding must be performed in a similar fashion to what is done in solanaceous crops in the greenhouse such as tomatoes and peppers. Seedlings should then be grown in the greenhouse for three months, after which time their probable status as polyploid should be determined by examining the morphology of the plants, including leaf thickness and stomatal size.

Retrieved from ” http: Figure 2 Dissotis rotundifolia foliage. Challenges in breeding D. Both ripened and aborted fruit should be recorded. I have mine grwoing on northside of home in shady side yard as a border, among autumn ferns.

Summary of Invasiveness Top of page H. Risk and Impact Factors Top of page Invasiveness Proved invasive outside its native range Tolerant of shade Benefits from human association i. Grows well in sun or shade, but needs at least part sun to flower well.

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Dissotis rotundifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: