1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida behriana F.Muell.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 22-43 cm long; 1 -noded. Culm-internodes antrorsely scabrous; distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3 mm long. Collar pubescent. Leaf-blades 10-25 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle terete. Panicle contracted; linear; 8-13.5 cm long. Primary panicle branches 0.4-0.8 cm long; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches scaberulous, or scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 15-19.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.7-1 mm long; pubescent; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 15-19.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.7-1 mm long; pubescent; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 7-11.6 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0.2-0.5 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 15-19 mm long; 1.6-2.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1-2.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 7-12 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn spreading; flat below; with 16-66 mm long limb; without a column; persistent. Lateral lemma awns 13-53 mm long; subequal to principal. Palea 0.2 length of lemma; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.1-1.4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 6.6-8 mm long. Hilum linear; 0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Simon 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

    Aristida behriana F.Muell. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], South Australia K000906035
    Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Australia K000906036

    First published in Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 1: 44 (1855)

    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.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    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