1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida chinensis Munro

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Indo-China, Taiwan to Central Malesia.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms decumbent; 30-60 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades curved; involute; 10-15 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; 15-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate; 6-8 cm long. Panicle branches bearded in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.7 mm long; pubescent; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.7 mm long; pubescent; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 10-11 mm long; 1.2-1.3 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume apex setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-9 mm long; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 7.5-8 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 15-20 mm long limb; without a column. Lateral lemma awns 10-15 mm long; shorter than principal; lemm awns 0.66 length of principal.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: Indo-China and Malesia.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Lecomte 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cambodia, China Southeast, Hainan, Philippines, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Aristida chinensis Munro appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2002 Laegaard, S. [21820], Thailand K000682328
    Jan 1, 2002 Laegaard, S. [21722], Thailand K000682329
    Jan 1, 2002 Laegaard, S. [21722], Thailand K000682330
    Jan 1, 2002 Laegaard, S. [21866], Thailand K000682331
    Kerr, A.F.G. [2718], Thailand K000621731
    Kerr, A.F.G. [2718], Thailand K000621732
    Kerr, A.F.G. [8073], Thailand K000621733
    Kerr, A.F.G. [8073], Thailand K000621734
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13500], Thailand K000621735
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13500], Thailand K000621736
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13500], Thailand K000621737
    Sorensen, Th. [1369], Thailand K000682333
    Larsen, K. [8056], Thailand K000682324
    Larsen, K. [8117], Thailand K000682325
    Larsen, K. [5794], Thailand K000682326
    Smitinand, T. [3064], Thailand K000682327
    Wright, C. [s.n.], China K000906045
    Wright, C. [s.n.], Hong Kong K000906046 Unknown type material
    Charoenphol, Ch. [4877], Thailand K000682323
    Smitinand [6180], Thailand K000682332

    First published in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 4: 363 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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