Cymbopogon nardus

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Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Cymbopogon nardus is a grass.

Naming

Cymbopogon nardus was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Alfred Barton Rendle, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Cymbopogon nardus is a species in the genus Cymbopogon which contains approximately 56 to 67 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 1,5 to 2,5 metres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Cymbopogon nardus are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Cymbopogon nardus is native to India.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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