Amphibromus is a genus of grass.
Overview of Amphibromus
• It belongs to the Poaceae family.
• The majority are referred to as swamp wallaby grass.
• You will find approximately twelve species.
• The majority are endemic to Australia.
• One of the species is found in New Zealand.
• There are 2 species in South America.
• These are generally annual or perennial grasses.
• Some may have cleistogamous inflorescence sheathed on their stems.
• The open inflorescence are usually spreading. These are spike like.
• All these might have certain cleistogamous spikelets in them.
• Most species appear in moist to wet ecosystem types.
• Certain tolerate periodic flooding well, actually flowering as a reaction to it.
• It belongs to the group : Monocot
• Its growth Habit is : Graminoid
• This is a tufted perennial grass.
• It can grow up to a height of 1.2 m.
• It is native to:
– Western Australia
– South Australia
– New South Wales
• Habitat is:
– freshwater swamps
Twelve species belonging to this genus are:
• Amphibromus archeri
• Amphibromus fluitans
• Amphibromus macrorhinus
• Amphibromus neesii
• Amphibromus nervosus
• Amphibromus pithogastrus
• Amphibromus quadridentulus
• Amphibromus recurvatus
• Amphibromus scabrivalvis
• Amphibromus sinuatus
• Amphibromus vickeryae
• Amphibromus whitei : recently extinct species
Scientific Classification of Amphibromus
• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Monocots
• (unranked) : Commelinids
• Order : Poales
• Family : Poaceae
• Genus : Amphibromus
• This grass can be grown from seed.
• Make sure that the seedlings are not over wet or dried up.
• Divide the clumps to get dense grass.
• Cut the tussock such that it appears like a dome which is higher in the center.
• This helps in new growth.
• This way even dead foliage is removed.
• This grass needs optimum sunlight and shade.
• It can hold little water for long time.
• In the initial week, water it once in a day.
• Aphids can attack this grass making holes in the leaves.
• Apply insecticide.
• Not many diseases or pest haunt this grass.
• Fungus is known to be seen on these grasses.
• This is spotted by brown circular spots on the leaf surface.
• Fungicide can be applied in such a case.
• Irrigate it regularly.
• Do not over-water.
• Cut the plant as it grown to avoid pests.