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

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

    [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
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 1000 m.; Andes, Valle del Magdalena.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 15-30 cm long; 0.5 mm diam. Culm-internodes glaucous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; smooth. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 6-7 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; puberulous; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins ciliate. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear, or lanceolate; 6-16 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; 1-2 -nate. Panicle axis smooth, or scaberulous. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; obtuse, or acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; obtuse, or acute.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 5 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; acute; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6.5 mm long; membranous; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 7 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn with 18-20 mm long limb. Lateral lemma awns 18-20 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; without sulcus. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America and western South America.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Henrard 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles

    Aristida pittieri Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54A: 447 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

    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