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Common name

English: Italian ryegrass

German: Italienisches Weidelgras

Mandarin: 多花黑麦草 (duo hua hei mai cao )

Portuguese: Azevém

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Lolium (1)

            Epithet: multiflorum Lam. (3)

Synonyms: Lolium boucheanum Kunth, Lolium italicum A. Braun

boucheanum => in honor of Carl David Bouché (1809-1881), German botanist, served as Inspector (technical director) of the Royal Botanic Garden in Berlin

italicum => of Italian origin

multiflorum => many-flowered

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, purple

External links

Check for Lolium multiflorum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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