Alloteropsis cimicina

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Alloteropsis cimicina (L.) Stapf

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

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

Alloteropsis cimicina is a grass.

Naming

Alloteropsis cimicina was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Otto Stapf, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1918.

Taxonomy

Alloteropsis cimicina is a species in the genus Alloteropsis which contains 6 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 30 to 120 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Alloteropsis cimicina are arranged in racemes.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Alloteropsis cimicina is native to tropical Africa, China, India, Indochina, Australia and the Southeast of the US.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil.

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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