Bromus tectorum

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Bromus tectorum L.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

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

Bromus tectorum, commonly known as downy brome, drooping brome, is a grass.

Naming

Bromus tectorum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Bromus tectorum is a species in the genus Bromus which contains approximately 177 to 243 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 5 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Bromus tectorum has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Bromus tectorum produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from May to June.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Bromus tectorum is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia, the Canary Islands, Northwest Africa and Egypt and is naturalized in the British Isles, in Greenland, North America, Central America, South America, in the Philippines, in Australia, New Zealand and in Hawaii.

Cultivation

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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