Achnatherum pekinense

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Achnatherum pekinense (Hance) Ohwi

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Achnatherum pekinense is a grass.

Naming

Taxonomy

Achnatherum pekinense is a species in the genus Achnatherum which contains approximately 7 to 22 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 70 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

Achnatherum pekinense has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Achnatherum pekinense produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from July to August.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Achnatherum pekinense is native to Sibiria, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

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.

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