Oryzopsis miliacea

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Oryzopsis miliacea (L.) Asch. & Schweinf.

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Oryzopsis miliacea is a grass.

Naming

Oryzopsis miliacea was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Paul Friedrich August Ascherson and Georg August Schweinfurth, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Oryzopsis miliacea is a species in the genus Oryzopsis which contains approximately 45 to 47 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 1 to 1,5 metres.

Leaves

Oryzopsis miliacea has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Oryzopsis miliacea produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from May to October.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Oryzopsis miliacea is native to the Iberian Peninsula, France, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, Syria and northern Iraq.

Cultivation

The grasses tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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