Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum

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Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum (Schult.) Hitchc.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

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

Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum is a grass.

Naming

Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum was already described and the name validly published by Josef August Schultes. It was Albert Spear Hitchcock, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum is a species in the genus Amphicarpum which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.

Leaves

Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation. The surface of the leaves is glabrous.

Flowers and Fruits

Amphicarpum muhlenbergianum flowers from August to October.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

The plants form fibrous roots.

Distribution

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation.

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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