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Common name

German: Fieder-Zwenke


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Brachypodium (1)

            Epithet: pinnatum (L.) P.Beauv. (1)

Synonyms: Agropyron gracile Chevall., Agropyron pinnatum (L.) Chevall., Brachypodium abbreviatum Dumort., Brachypodium barrelieri Roem. & Schult., Brachypodium cespitosum Roem. & Schult., Brachypodium contractum C.Presl, Brachypodium corniculatum Lam., Brachypodium genuense (DC.) Roem. & Schult., Brachypodium gracile (Weigel) P.Beauv., Brachypodium hickelis Sennen ex St.-Yves, Brachypodium ponticum Velen., Brachypodium rupestre (Host) Roem. & Schult., Brachypodium setifolium Schur, Brachypodium tenerum Velen., Brachypodium tenorianum Schult., Bromus cespitosus Host, Bromus fragilis Schrank, Bromus pinnatus L., Bromus rupestris Host, Bromus tigurinus Suter, Festuca barrelieri Ten., Festuca genuensis (DC.) Pollini, Festuca gracilis (Wiegand) Moench, Festuca pinnata (L.) Huds., Festuca rupestris (Mast.) Roth, Tragus gracilis (Weigel) B.D.Jacks., Tragus pinnatus (L.) Panz., Triticum barrelieri (Ten.) Kunth, Triticum genuense DC., Triticum gracile (Weigel) Brot., Triticum pinnatum (L.) Moench

abbreviatum => shortened

barrelieri => in honor of Jacques Barrelier (1606–1675), French botanist

cespitosum => growing in tufts

cespitosus => growing in tufts

contractum => contracted, drawn together

corniculatum => horned, bearing small horns, having horn-like fruit

fragilis => fragile, brittle

genuense => from Genoa, Italy

genuensis => from Genoa, Italy

gracile => slender, gracefully slight in form

gracilis => slender, graceful

pinnata => two rows of leaflets

pinnatum => two rows of leaflets

pinnatus => two rows of leaflets

ponticum => from Pontus, is a historical designation for the region on the southern coast of the Black Sea, located in modern-day Turkey

rupestre => rock-loving, or growing between rocks (rupes, a rock)

rupestris => rock-loving, or growing between rocks (rupes, a rock)

setifolium => bristle-leaved

tenerum => thin, slender

tenorianum => in honor of Michele Tenore (1780-1861), Italian botanist

tigurinus => from Zurich, Switzerland


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

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