1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida fredscholzii H.Scholz & Kürschner

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Oman.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending; 17 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute; 2-6 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 5-8 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches distant. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 5-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief; 0.5 mm long; pilose; obtuse. Floret callus hairs 1.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 5-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief; 0.5 mm long; pilose; obtuse. Floret callus hairs 1.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; 0.66-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; laterally compressed; 5-9 mm long; coriaceous; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; 0.5-1.5 mm long overall.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Arabia.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Scholz & Kurschner 2005.

    Distribution

    Aristida fredscholzii H.Scholz & Kürschner appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Willdenowia 30: 273 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0