Aira caryophyllea L.




POACEAE Barnhart
Poales Small
Lilianae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This annual grass, common in subtropical areas of the Eurasian and African continents (presently almost cosmopolitan in regions with a Mediterranean climate), is present in all regions of Italy, but is more common in Central and Southern Italy. It grows in dry fields, in thickets and open garrigue vegetation, mainly on siliceous substrates, from sea level to the lower montane belt, with optimum in the Mediterranean belt. The species is sporadic in the outer belt of the Sardinian temporary ponds during the period of desiccation. The genus name was used by the ancient Greeks for a plant similar to ryegrass, the species name comes from the Greek 'karyon' (hard, woody), and 'phyllon' (leaf), indicating the stiff consistency of leaves. Flowering period: April to May.



Italian name(s): Aira cariofillea (Italia), Aira cariofillea (Italia), Aira maggiore (Italia), Aira maggiore (Italia), Aira multiculme (Italia), Nebbia (Campania), Nebbia (Liguria, Mignanego), Nebbia (Liguria, Mignanego), Nebbia (Campania), Nebbia maggiore (Italia), Nebbia maggiore (Italia), Pabbio (Toscana), Pabbio (Toscana), Sciura de fen (Liguria, Bardineto)





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© Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi di Trieste
by Andrea Moro
Comune di Isola del Giglio, Poggio della Chiusa. , GR, Toscana, Italia, 16/05/2006
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by Andrea Moro
Berlin, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germania, 10/08/2009
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© Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - Public domain - copyright expired.



© Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herb. sheet 011897



© Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - Public domain - copyright expired