Discaria

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Discaria' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/discaria/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

Family

  • Rhamnaceae

Glossary

axillary
Situated in an axil.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Discaria' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/discaria/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

A genus of small trees or shrubs closely allied to Colletia, and found chiefly in S. America. One almost hardy species is found in New Zealand, and the same or a nearly allied one in Tasmania and S. Australia. The leading characteristics of these plants are their large opposite spines, which are really reduced branches; their opposite or clustered leaves, and their numerous small, clustered, axillary flowers, of which a bell-shaped calyx is the most conspicuous part, the petals being often absent. Fruit a dry, three-lobed capsule.

The discarias like a sheltered, sunny position, ordinary garden soil, and they can be multiplied by means of cuttings taken in July and placed in a close frame.