Schizachyrium condensatum

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Schizachyrium condensatum (Kunth) Nees

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Schizachyrium condensatum is a grass.

Naming

Schizachyrium condensatum was already described and the name validly published by Karl Sigismund Kunth. It was Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Schizachyrium condensatum is a species in the genus Schizachyrium which contains approximately 59 to 62 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 90 to 150 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Schizachyrium condensatum produces panicles of ligth-yellow flowers.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Schizachyrium condensatum is native to Mexico, Central America, South America and the West Indies.

Cultivation

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