Semele androgyna (L.) Kunth
- Common Name: Climbing Butchers Broom
- Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Canary Islands
- Description: Evergreen climber shrub. Cladode glabrous, dark green, ovate-lanceolate, 5-10 cm long, acuminate, leathery, at the axils of the leaves which are reduced to unconspicuous scales. Yellowish small flowers in fascicule on the surface or on the margin of the cladode. Fruit globose about 1 cm across.
- Culture: Online information indicates this species grows native in wet, peaty soils in semi-shade. Our tests show best growth in well-drained cactus mix, allowing to dry between watering with regular fertility.
Soil tests (Aug '05 - March '07):
Cactus Mix - best - good vegetative growth, good root system
Peat-Lite - marginal - roots healthy, but not as well developed, limited top growth
Rich Sandy Loam - good root growth, intermediate top growth
Regular Soil - moderate root system, but not as healthy as CM/RSL - intermediate top growth.
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- Accession # 200400265
- Source: Greg Anderson
- Provenance: GJA # 4769 - collected at the experimental garden of the botanical garden of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Is, Spain. May 2004 -- with Gabriel Bernardello and Mona Anderson
- Accession Date: 11-09-2004
- Bench: 2105 - MED:Canary Islands
- Qty: 4 confirmed on 01-29-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Liliopsida
- SubClass: monocots
- Order: Asparagales
- Family: Asparagaceae
- SubFamily: Nolinoideae
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