Aegilops neglecta

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Aegilops neglecta Req. ex Bertol.

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 neglecta is a grass.

Naming

Esprit Requien already described Aegilops neglecta but the name was validly published by Antonio Bertoloni.

Taxonomy

Aegilops neglecta 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 25 to 35 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Aegilops neglecta are arranged in spikes.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Aegilops neglecta is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Romania, Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran.

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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