Erianthus


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Erianthus

 

a genus of perennial plants of the family Gramineae. The plants are mostly tall herbs with large panicled inflorescences. There are about 25 species, distributed in the Mediterranean region and in the subtropical and tropical belts of Asia and the Americas. The USSR has one species, Ravenna grass (E. ravennae, previously E. purpurascens), a mat-forming plant measuring as much as 3 m in height. The plant grows in the Caucasus and Middle Asia; it occurs mostly in river valleys, where it frequently forms a dense cover over vast land areas. The stems and leaves are used by the local population as fuel and to make baskets, mats, ropes, and roofs.

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Analysis of disequilibrium hybridization in hybrid and backcross progenies of Saccharum officinarum x Erianthus arundinaceus.
The single Erianthus (Kalingpong) and Miscanthus genotypes were each placed distinctly in the dendrogram, supporting the taxonomic evidence which assigned each of them to a separate genus (Daniels et al.
The strong differentiation between Erianthus and Saccharum as revealed by TRAP markers was previously demonstrated with rDNA spacers (Al-Janabi et al.
spontaneum hybrids, and cultivar-derived dwarf genotypes and present in the two Erianthus and Miscanthus genotypes.
Excluding the open Erianthus sites, mean basal area for the bottomland Oak Flats (28 [m.
Joorii, (b) sites on slight mounds with a somewhat open canopy of willow oak and a dense ground cover of Erianthus strictus and (c) overcup oak-dominated flats on lower, wetter sites.
MB = Mesic Bottomland Ridges, BFE = Bottomland Oak Flats: Erianthus openings, BFW = Bottomland Oak Flats: Willow oak-dominated, BFO = Bottomland Oak Flats: Overcup oak-dominated, CW = Cypress-Water elm Swamps, CS = Closed-canopy Cypress Swamps, and OC = Open Cypress Swamps.
AFLP analysis of the phenetic organization and genetic diversity in the sugarcane complex, Saccharum and Erianthus.
riojense * * * * Parietaria debilis * + * Elymus erianthus * + * * Lappula redowski * + * * Arjona longifolia * + * * Tunilla corrugata * * + * Stipa tenuissima * * * * Verbascum thapsus * + * * Poa lanuginosa * + * * Sonchus asper * * * * Erioneuron pilosum + * * * Selaginella peruviana * * * * Niveles hipsometricos 1.
Identification and characterization of sugarcane intergeneric hybrids, Saccharum officinarum x Erianthus arundinaceus, with molecular markers and DNA in situ hybridization.
Ribosomal DNA variations in Erianthus, a wild sugarcane relative (Andropogoneae-Saccharinae) Theor.