1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida queenslandica Henrard

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 25-100 cm long; 1-2 mm diam.; 2-4 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth, or scaberulous; distally glabrous, or hirsute. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse, or ample, or fastigiate. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface, or pilose. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 1-3 mm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2-0.5 mm long. Collar glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-blades curled; 20-40 cm long; 2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 9-64 cm long; 2-4.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 5-11 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6.2-10.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.5-0.9 mm long; pubescent; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6.2-10.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.5-0.9 mm long; pubescent; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 5.2-11 mm long; 0.8-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface smooth to scabrous. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6.2-10.5 mm long; 0.8-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface smooth to scabrous. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 5-12 mm long; coriaceous; pallid and light brown; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea; without distinctive roughness. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn with 8-16 mm long limb; without a column; persistent. Lateral lemma awns 3-10 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea 0.2 length of lemma; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.9-1.9 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; sulcate on hilar side; 4.1-6.1 mm long. Hilum linear; 0.3-0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Simon 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland

    Aristida queenslandica Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54B: 488 (1928)

    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

    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