Agropyron cristatum

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Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn.

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: economic plant

 

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

Agropyron cristatum is a grass.

Naming

Agropyron cristatum was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Joseph Gaertner, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1770.

Taxonomy

Agropyron cristatum is a species in the genus Agropyron which contains approximately 28 to 122 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Agropyron cristatum 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

Agropyron cristatum is native to Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, West-Siberia, East Siberia, Central Asia, Mongolia, Tibet and China.

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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