1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida mandoniana Henrard

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 45-60 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Collar glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 25-45 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; oblong; 9-24 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 9.5-13 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; bearded; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 9.5-13 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; bearded; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 9.5-13 mm long; 1-1.05 length of upper glume; membranous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 9.5-13 mm long; membranous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 7-8.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; with 15-20 mm long limb; with twisted column; persistent. Column of lemma awn 3-5 mm long. Lateral lemma awns 15-20 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Gr Bolivia 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Aristida mandoniana Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mandon [1277], Bolivia K000308685
    Mandon [1277], Bolivia K000308686

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 40: 55 (1921)

    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.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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