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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 15-50 cm long; 2-4 -noded. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 10-15 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 12.5-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 12.5-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 9-12 mm long; 0.75-0.85 length of upper glume; membranous. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume linear; 10.5-14 mm long; membranous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 12-13 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous; rough above. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; with 3.5-4 mm long limb. Lateral lemma awns 3.5-4 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; light brown.
    Distribution
    South America: southern South America.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Fl Pat 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South

    Aristida subulata Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54B: 612 (1928)

    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