1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida hubbardiana Schweick.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Namibia to Botswana.

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; slender; 25-50 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 5-10 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear, or lanceolate; 3-6 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; bearded; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; bearded; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 6-7 mm long; 0.66-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 7 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; subterete; 6-7 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough above. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex rostrate; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn with 20-30 mm long limb; persistent. Lateral lemma awns 20-30 mm long; subequal to principal. Palea without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; lanceolate; sulcate on hilar side.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Aristideae. De Winter 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia

    Aristida hubbardiana Schweick. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 14: 196 (1938)

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    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