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Phragmites australis
(common reed)

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Phragmites australis (common reed)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Phragmites australis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • common reed
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae

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Short stand (4 m or less) growing in nutrient-poor wetland (northern poor-fen) conditions. (Insh Marshes, Scotland, UK)
TitleShort stand of P. australis
CaptionShort stand (4 m or less) growing in nutrient-poor wetland (northern poor-fen) conditions. (Insh Marshes, Scotland, UK)
Copyright©K.J. Murphy
Short stand (4 m or less) growing in nutrient-poor wetland (northern poor-fen) conditions. (Insh Marshes, Scotland, UK)
Short stand of P. australisShort stand (4 m or less) growing in nutrient-poor wetland (northern poor-fen) conditions. (Insh Marshes, Scotland, UK)©K.J. Murphy

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. Ex Steud. (1841)

Preferred Common Name

  • common reed

Other Scientific Names

  • Arundo altissima Benth. (1826)
  • Arundo australis L. 1753
  • Arundo phragmites L. 1753
  • Arundo phragmites communis Trin. 1820
  • Arundo pumila Griseb. (1826)
  • Phragmites australis var. berlandieri (Fourn.) C.F. Reed.
  • Phragmites berlandieri Fournier
  • Phragmites communis Trin.
  • Phragmites communis subsp. maximus Clayton
  • Phragmites frutescens H. Scholtz
  • Phragmites gigantea J. Gay
  • Phragmites isiaca Kunth
  • Phragmites loscosii Willk.
  • Phragmites phragmites (L.) Karst. (1853)
  • Phragmites pumila Willk.
  • Phragmites vulgaris (Lam.) Crep.
  • Phragmites vulgaris Crep. (1886)
  • PHRCO (Phragmites australis) BAYER

International Common Names

  • English: ditch reed; giant reed; reed; reed grass
  • Spanish: caña
  • French: roseau
  • Portuguese: canico

Local Common Names

  • Argentina: canizo
  • Cambodia: prabos
  • Chile: carrizo
  • Denmark: tagror
  • Egypt: bous
  • Finland: jarviruoko
  • Germany: Schilfror
  • Iraq: quasad
  • Italy: canna di palude
  • Japan: ashi; yoshi
  • Korea, Republic of: galdae
  • Netherlands: riet
  • Philippines: bugang
  • Sri Lanka: nala-gas
  • Sweden: bladvass
  • Thailand: or-lek
  • Turkey: kamis
  • Vietnam: say

EPPO code

  • PHRCO (Phragmites australis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Phragmites
  •                                 Species: Phragmites australis