Allolepis texana

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Allolepis texana (Vasey) Soderstr. & H.F.Decker

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Allolepis texana is a grass.

Naming

Allolepis texana was already described and the name validly published by George Vasey. It was Thomas Robert Soderstrom and Henry Fleming Decker, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1965.

Taxonomy

Allolepis texana is the only species in the genus Allolepis which belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 25 to 65 centimetres.

Leaves

Allolepis texana is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Allolepis texana are arranged in racemes.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Allolepis texana is native to the southern Prairie States of the US and Mexico.

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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