Arctophila fulva

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Arctophila fulva (Trin.) Rupr. ex Andersson

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Arctophila fulva is a grass.

Naming

Arctophila fulva was already described and the name validly published by Carl Bernhard von Trinius. It was Nils Johan Andersson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1852.

Taxonomy

Arctophila fulva is the only species in the genus Arctophila which belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The comparatively short-lived grasses have a erect habit and reach heights of 15 to 80 centimetres. The main growing season is in spring and summer.

Leaves

Arctophila fulva is deciduous. The moss-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is porous.

Flowers and Fruits

Arctophila fulva produces brown flowers.

The grasses carry brown caryopses.

Root System

The plants produce rhizomes which give rise to vegetative spread.

Distribution

Arctophila fulva is native to Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Sibiria and eastern Canada.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be comparatively rich with a pH between 4 and 8. The plants need a soil depth of at least 30 centimetres for good growth. They need a frost-free period of at least 17 weeks.

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: drought
  • medium: anaerobic soil

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 45 to 90 centimetres.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing. The seeds require vernalization.

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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