Andropogon leucostachyus

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Andropogon leucostachyus Kunth

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 leucostachyus is a grass.

Naming

Andropogon leucostachyus was described by Karl Sigismund Kunth in 1816. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Andropogon leucostachyus 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

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Andropogon leucostachyus are arranged in spikes.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Andropogon leucostachyus is native to Brazil.

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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