Andropogon brachystachyus

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Andropogon brachystachyus Chapm.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

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

Andropogon brachystachyus is a grass.

Naming

Andropogon brachystachyus was described by Alvan Wentworth Chapman in 1883. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Andropogon brachystachyus is a species in the genus Andropogon which contains approximately 127 to 195 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses are comparatively short-lived and reach heights of 1,5 to 3,5 metres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Andropogon brachystachyus are arranged in spikes.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

The plants form fibrous roots.

Distribution

Andropogon brachystachyus is native to Florida.

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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