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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Minas Gerais, Goiás).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 85-95 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.3-0.5 mm long. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades curled (lower), or straight (upper); flat (lower), or convolute (upper); 40-60 cm long; 2.8-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface woolly; hairless throughout; densely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex acute; antrorsely scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted (or subcontracted); 15-29 cm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; straight; 0.5 mm long; pilose; obtuse (subobtuse).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; straight; 0.5 mm long; pilose; obtuse (subobtuse).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar (lower shorter than upper). Lower glume lanceolate; (3.5-)5-5.5 mm long; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume apex acute; muticous. Upper glume lanceolate; 6-6.8 mm long; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma subterete; 8-8.5 mm long; without keel; rounded throughout; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; without grooves. Lemma margins convolute. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; ascending; simple at base; with 11-18 mm long limb; without a column. Lateral lemma awns ascending; 9-16 mm long; slightly shorter than principal.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Aristideae. LO-W 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

    Aristida lanigera Longhi-Wagner appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 49: 819 (1994)

    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

    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