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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Argentina.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-60 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute; 20-30 cm long; 2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; 25 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate; 7-15 cm long. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 8-8.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; truncate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 8-8.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 7 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-8.5 mm long; membranous; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; laterally compressed; 8-8.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface granulose. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex with a short cylindrical neck; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 14 mm long limb. Lateral lemma awns 10-11 mm long; shorter than principal.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; without sulcus. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America and southern South America.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Henrard 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest

    Aristida parodii Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54A: 428 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • 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
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.

    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