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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms robust; 100-120 cm long. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; flat, or involute; 25-60 cm long; 3-4 mm wide; coriaceous. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 45-55 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 10-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; bearded; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 10-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; bearded; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 7-9 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume apex setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 10-12 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 3 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 12 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 20-40 mm long limb; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 4-5 mm long. Lateral lemma awns 15-30 mm long; shorter than principal.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Lecomte 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

    Aristida balansae Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kerr, A.F.G. [2027], Thailand K000621712
    Kerr, A.F.G. [6949], Thailand K000621713
    Kerr, A.F.G. [6949], Thailand K000621714
    Kerr, A.F.G. [8039], Thailand K000621715
    Kerr, A.F.G. [8039], Thailand K000621716
    Kerr, A.F.G. [11388], Thailand K000621717
    Kerr, A.F.G. [11388], Thailand K000621718
    Kerr, A.F.G. [11388], Thailand K000621719
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13676], Thailand K000621720
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13676], Thailand K000621721
    Kerr, A.F.G. [15723], Thailand K000621723
    Kerr, A.F.G. [15723], Thailand K000621722
    Kerr, A.F.G. [19820], Thailand K000621724
    Kerr, A.F.G. [20579], Thailand K000621725
    Larsen, K. [8100], Thailand K000682311
    Smitinand, T. [2012], Thailand K000682312
    Put [2027], Thailand K000621726
    Put [2027], Thailand K000621727
    Put [2219], Thailand K000621728
    Put [2219], Thailand K000621729
    Put [4241], Thailand K000621730
    Laegaard, S. [21851], Thailand K000682310

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 397 (1921)

    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
    • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.

    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.

    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