Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis

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Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis (Dumort.) Mathieu

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis is a grass.

Naming

Taxonomy

Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis is a subspecies in the genus Aira which contains approximately 10 to 41 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear and sessile with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Aira caryophyllea subsp. multiculmis is native to France, Switzerland, Corsica, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily and Malta and Algeria.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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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