Aristida adscensionis

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Aristida adscensionis L.

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

Aristida adscensionis is a grass.

Naming

Aristida adscensionis was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristida adscensionis is a species in the genus Aristida which contains approximately 302 to 338 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 15 to 55 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Aristida adscensionis are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Aristida adscensionis is native to tropical and subtropical regions all around the world.

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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