Arundina graminifolia

From Hortipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Arundina graminifolia (D.Don) Hochr.

Orchidaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: orchid-shaped
Fruit: not specified

78B / 81287c 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Orchidales

Arundina graminifolia is a perennial.

Naming

Arundina graminifolia was already described and the name validly published by David Don. It was Bénédict Pierre Georges Hochreutiner, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1910.

Taxonomy

Arundina graminifolia is the type species of the genus Arundina which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Orchidaceae (Orchid Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 40 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Arundina graminifolia has simple leaves. The leaves are linear, entire and clasping.

Flowers and Fruits

Arundina graminifolia produces panicles of purple orchid-shaped flowers from March to April.

The perennials carry very ornamental fruits.

Root System

Distribution

Arundina graminifolia is native to the Himalaya, Nepal, Indochina and the Malay Archipelago and is naturalized in Hawaii. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

Non-commercial Links

This might also interest you

Commercial Links