Anthephora hermaphrodita

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Anthephora hermaphrodita (L.) Kuntze

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

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

Anthephora hermaphrodita is a grass.

Naming

Anthephora hermaphrodita was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1891.

Taxonomy

Anthephora hermaphrodita is a species in the genus Anthephora which contains approximately 11 to 12 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 20 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Anthephora hermaphrodita are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Anthephora hermaphrodita is native to the Southeast of the US, Mexico, northwestern South America and Brazil.

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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