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Andropogon aciculatus Raphis acicularis

Chrysopogon
Chrysopogon
aciculatus (syn. Andropogon aciculatus) is a species of grass native to the tropics of Asia, Polynesia, and Australia at low elevations. Common names include amorseco (Spanish, "dry love") (not to be confused with the amor seco tree, Alchornea glandulosa), lesser spear grass, Mackie's pest, pilipiliula, and grama-amorosa (Brazilian Portuguese).[1] The grass is widely considered an invasive species, but some cultures use it for medicinal purposes. Its flowering stems are about 20 to 60 centimeters high and its leaves are linear-lanceolate and about 3 to 10 centimeters long by 4 to 6 centimeters wide. The panicles are purplish, open and with few whorled branches and can reach about 5 centimeters long, bearing few-flowered spikes. The sessile spikelet is very narrow, about 3 millimeters long. The callus is elongated and barbed and the fourth glume is linear, acuminate, and awned.

at Peradeniya Royal Botanical Garden

References[edit]

^ " Chrysopogon
Chrysopogon
aciculatus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service
Agricultural Research Service
(ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018. 

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Taxon identifiers

Chrysopogon
Chrysopogon
aciculatus

Wd: Q13901550 APDB: 53454 EoL: 1114848 EPPO: CYSAC FloraBase: 28291 FoC: 200025058 GBIF: 5290133 GrassBase: imp02267 GRIN: 10501 iNaturalist: 160547 IPNI: 396111-1 ITIS: 41579 NCBI: 796860 NZOR: ee157d39-ba3d-45aa-aae7-68e60fe260aa Plant
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List: kew-405042 PLANTS: CHAC POWO: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:396110-1 Tropicos: 25513332 WCSP: 405042

Andropogon aciculatus

Wd: Q39542285 GBIF: 4123922 GRIN: 3145 ITIS: 786030

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