Aegopogon cenchroides

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Aegopogon cenchroides Humb. & Bonpl.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

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

Aegopogon cenchroides is a grass.

Naming

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland already described Aegopogon cenchroides but the name was validly published by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1806.

Taxonomy

Aegopogon cenchroides is a species in the genus Aegopogon which contains 5 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 4 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Aegopogon cenchroides 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

Aegopogon cenchroides is native to Mexico, northern South America and western South America.

Cultivation

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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