1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida liebmannii E.Fourn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mexico to Honduras.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-50 cm long. Leaves mostly basal; distichous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 6-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 8-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 8-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 8-9 mm long; 1.1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume linear; 8-9 mm long; membranous; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 8-9 mm long; coriaceous; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn spreading; with 20 mm long limb. Lateral lemma awns spreading as much as principal; 20 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    North America: Mexico. South America: Mesoamericana.
    Reference
    Aristideae. N Amer Fl 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

    Aristida liebmannii E.Fourn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Liebmann [109], Mexico K000308617
    Liebmann [662], Mexico K000308618

    First published in Mexic. Pl. 2: 78 (1886)

    Accepted by

    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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