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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela to Colombia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-50 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth, or scaberulous. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades conduplicate, or involute; 15-20 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; pubescent; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle scaberulous above. Panicle open; linear; interrupted; 10-20 cm long; 0.5-1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 1-2 -nate. Panicle axis scaberulous. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 11-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 1 mm long; bearded; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 11-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 1 mm long; bearded; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 10-11 mm long; 0.95 length of upper glume; membranous; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex setaceously attenuate. Upper glume linear; 11-12 mm long; membranous; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface smooth. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 8-9 mm long; coriaceous; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn with 30-35 mm long limb. Lateral lemma awns 30-35 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America and western South America.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Henr 1997.
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Colombia

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Ecuador

    Native to:

    Colombia, Venezuela

    Aristida moritzii Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54A: 356 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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