Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

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Ampelodesmos mauritanicus (Poir.) T.Durand & Schinz

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

82C / 7b4c9a 

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

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus is a grass.

Naming

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus was already described and the name validly published by Jean Louis Marie Poiret. It was Théophile Alexis Durand and Hans Schinz, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus is a species in the genus Ampelodesmos which contains approximately 3 to 4 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 2,5 to 3 metres.

Leaves

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus produces purple flowers.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus is native to the Mediterranean and Northwest Africa.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy 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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