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Common name

English: Seashore centipede grass

Mandarin: 无芒鸭嘴草 (wu mang ya zui cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Ischaemum (1)

            Epithet: muticum L. (1)

Synonym: Andropogon polymorphus Steud.

muticum => curtailed, docked, pointless blunt, awn-less

polymorphus => having many forms of the same organ


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Ischaemum muticum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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