Aegilops cylindrica

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Aegilops cylindrica Host

Poaceae

Life form: grass

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Aegilops cylindrica is a grass.

Naming

Aegilops cylindrica was described by Nicolaus Thomas Host in 1802. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aegilops cylindrica is a species in the genus Aegilops which contains approximately 29 to 40 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Aegilops cylindrica has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Aegilops cylindrica produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from May to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Aegilops cylindrica is native to Eastern Europe, eastern Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia and is naturalized in France and Italy.

Cultivation

The grasses tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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