1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida hystricula Edgew.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Pakistan.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms erect; 5-15 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades curved; involute; 2-4 cm long; 1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 2-4 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 9.5-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.6 mm long; pilose; 2-toothed.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 9.5-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.6 mm long; pilose; 2-toothed.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 4.5-5.5 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; scarious; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0.5-1 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 9.5-11 mm long; 3-4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1-1.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; subterete; 2.5-3.5 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface hispid. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 60 mm long limb; with twisted column; deciduous; abscissing from top of lemma. Column of lemma awn 20 mm long. Lateral lemma awns 40 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Fl Pak 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Pakistan

    Aristida hystricula Edgew. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Stocks, J.E. [1187], Pakistan K000245006 Unknown type material
    Stocks, J.E. [s.n.], Pakistan K000906044

    First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 6: 208 (1862)

    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.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
    • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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