Fittonia – Chi Fittonia

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    Species from this Genus – Các cây trong Chi này:

    Fittonia

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    Fittonia
    Acanthaceae leaf.jpg  Fittonia - Chi Fittonia 220px Acanthaceae leaf
    Fittonia albivenis
    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Plantae
    (unranked): Angiosperms
    (unranked): Eudicots
    (unranked): Asterids
    Order: Lamiales
    Family: Acanthaceae
    Genus: Fittonia
    Coem.[1]
    Synonyms
    Adelaster Lindl. ex Veitch

    Fittonia (nerve plant) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to tropical rainforest in South America, mainly Peru.[2]

    The most commonly grown are F. albivenis and its cultivars. They are spreading evergreen perennials growing 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall. They bear lush green leaves with accented veins of white to deep pink and have a short fuzz covering their stems. Small buds may appear after time where the stem splits into leaves. Flowers are small with a white to off-white colour. Plants are best kept in a moist area with mild sunlight and temperatures above 55 °F (13 °C), therefore in temperate areas they must be grown as houseplants. Without water for a few days, this plant is known to “faint” but is easily revived with a quick watering and resumes its healthiness. Its spreading habit makes it ideal as groundcover.

    Species

    Fittonia - Chi Fittonia 220px Fittonia verschaffeltii  27Argyroneura minima 22 MUN

     

    Fittonia albivenis

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    • Fittonia albivenis “Leaves used by the Machiguenga as a hallucinogenic admixture in kamarampi prior to their introduction to Psychotria viridis.”[3]
    • Fittonia gigantea

    References

    1. Jump up^ “Fittonia information from NPGS/GRIN”. www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2008-02-25.
    2. Jump up^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
    3. Jump up^ “Erowid Online Books : “Ayahuasca: alkaloids, plants, and analogs” by Keeper of the Trout”. www.erowid.org. Retrieved 2008-02-25.

    External links

    • IPNI Listing
    • Kew Plant List