Aegopogon tenellus

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Aegopogon tenellus (DC.) Trin.

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 tenellus is a grass.

Naming

Aegopogon tenellus was already described and the name validly published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. It was Carl Bernhard von Trinius, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1824.

Taxonomy

Aegopogon tenellus 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 10 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Aegopogon tenellus 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 tenellus is native to the Southwest of the US, Mexico and northern 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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