1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida jaliscana R.Guzmán & V.Jaram.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 60-100 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface, or pilose. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades involute; 14-30 cm long; 3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 20-30 cm long; 1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 11-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 11-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 9-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 9-11 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 11-14 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 9-15 mm long limb; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 2.5-5 mm long. Lateral lemma awns spreading as much as principal; shorter than principal.
    Distribution
    North America: Mexico.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Guzman 2004.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest

    Aristida jaliscana R.Guzmán & V.Jaram. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Phytologia 51: 470 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

    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