Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv.

Common name

English: Alang-alang, Cogon grass

German: Flammengras

Mandarin: 白茅 (bai mao)

Portuguese: Imperata cylindrica, Imperato

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Imperata (1)

           Epithet: cylindrica (L.) Beauv. (1)

Synonyms: Imperata allang Jungh., Imperata angolensis Fritsch, Imperata arundinacea Cirillo

allang => derived from the vernacular name for the species in Malaya (alang-alang)

angolensis => from Angola

arundinacea => resembling Arundo, referring to the reed-like characteristics

cylindrica => cylindrical

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Imperata cylindrica at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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