Aegilops geniculata

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Aegilops geniculata Roth

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun   9

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 geniculata is a grass.

Naming

Aegilops geniculata was described by Albrecht Wilhelm Roth. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aegilops geniculata 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 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Aegilops geniculata produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from June to August.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Aegilops geniculata is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Romania, Turkey, Southwest Africa and North Afrika.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Suited as cut flowers.

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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