Aristida cognata

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Aristida cognata Trin. & Rupr.

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 cognata is a grass.

Naming

Aristida cognata was described by Carl Bernhard von Trinius and Franz Josef Ruprecht. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristida cognata 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 20 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Aristida cognata are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Aristida cognata is native to South America.

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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