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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 30-50 cm long; wiry. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades involute; 15-30 cm long; 1.5-2 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 10 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 18-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 18-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; (10.5-)12-13 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn (5-)8-9 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 18-20 mm long; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn (6.5-)13-14 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 50-65 mm long limb; with twisted column; deciduous; abscissing from top of lemma. Column of lemma awn 10 mm long. Lateral lemma awns 50-65 mm long; subequal to principal. Palea without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Africa: northeast tropical.
    Reference
    Aristideae. TAC.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Somalia

    Aristida schebehliensis Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 54B: 537 (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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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