Acroceras macrum

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Acroceras macrum Stapf

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acroceras macrum is a grass.

Naming

Acroceras macrum was described by Otto Stapf in 1920. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acroceras macrum is a species in the genus Acroceras which contains approximately 23 to 24 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Acroceras macrum has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Acroceras macrum is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and East Africa.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay 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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