1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida redacta Stapf

        This species is accepted, and its native range is India to Bangladesh.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 20-90 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths 1.5-7 cm long; keeled. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute; 7-30 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; effuse; 10-40 cm long; 5-10 cm wide. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 10-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded; pungent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 10-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded; pungent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 10-17 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; scarious; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 10-17 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; subterete; 10-17 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned, or 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight, or 3-branched; with 15-20 mm long limb; with a straight or slightly twisted column; persistent. Column of lemma awn 8-10 mm long. Lateral lemma awns 0-3 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Patunkar 1993.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, India

    Aristida redacta Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Woodrow, G.M. [19], India K000032480 Unknown type material
    Duthie, J.F. [10605], Maharashtra K000032482 Unknown type material
    Clarke, C.B. [21115], West Bengal K000032485 Unknown type material
    Woodrow, G.M. [124], India K000032481 Unknown type material
    Clarke, C.B. [21115], West Bengal K000032486
    Lisboa, J.C. [05] K000032483 Unknown type material
    Lisboa, J.C. [07], India K000032484 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1892: 85 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

    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