1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida mendocina Phil.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Bolivia to Argentina.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 100-200 cm long; 2-6 -noded. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades curled; flat, or convolute; 1-3 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 10-30 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 7-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 7-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 7-11 mm long; 2-2.3 length of upper glume; membranous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume linear; 3-5 mm long; membranous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma linear; subterete; 7-11 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough above. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; with 17-30 mm long limb. Lateral lemma awns 14-27 mm long; subequal to principal.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; without sulcus; dark brown.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America and southern South America.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Fl Pat 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bolivia, Paraguay

    Aristida mendocina Phil. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1993 Argentina K000308687
    Argentina K000308688

    First published in Anales Univ. Chile 36: 205 (1870)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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