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Common name

English: Big Quakinggrass

German: Große Zittergras

Mandarin: 大凌风草 (da ling feng cao)

Portuguese: Campainhas-do-diabo


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Briza (2)

            Epithet: maxima L. (4)

Synonym: Briza dalmatica Gand.

dalmatica => historical region of Croatia, on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea

maxima => largest


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Briza maxima at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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