1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida pendula Longhi-Wagner

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 100-120(-150) cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded (hairs extending to an initial collar). Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1-1.5 mm long. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades straight, or flexuous (slightly); flat (lower), or convolute (upper); 18-43(-50) cm long; 3-3.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute; antrorsely scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; 30-35 cm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; straight; 1 mm long; bearded; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; straight; 1 mm long; bearded; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar (lower slightly shorter or longer than upper sometimes subequal). Lower glume lanceolate; 7-8.5 mm long; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough generally. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; setaceously attenuate; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma subterete; 9-11 mm long; without keel; rounded throughout; 3 -veined. Lemma surface smooth; with a median groove (ventral,longitudinal). Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; ascending; simple at base; with (19-)20-27 mm long limb; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn (1.5-)2-3 mm long. Lateral lemma awns ascending; (15-)19-25 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Aristideae. LO-W 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

    Aristida pendula Longhi-Wagner appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cordeiro, I., Pirani, J.R., Amaral [22890], Brazil K000308673 isotype

    First published in Bradea 5: 59 (1988)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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