Chloris elata

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Chloris elata Desv.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Chloris elata is a grass.

Naming

Chloris elata was described by Nicaise Auguste Desvaux in 1831. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Chloris elata is a species in the genus Chloris which contains approximately 63 to 78 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 70 to 135 centimetres.

Leaves

Chloris elata has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Chloris elata are arranged in spikes.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Chloris elata is native to the Southeast of the US, South America and the Caribbean.

Cultivation

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