1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida sciuroides Domin

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 70-200 cm long; 3-6 -noded. Culm-internodes glaucous; smooth; distally glabrous. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths smooth; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2-0.5 mm long. Collar glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-blades curled, or flexuous; 10-21 cm long; 2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous, or pilose; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open, or contracted; linear; 16-60 cm long; 1-4 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 10.5-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 10.5-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 10.5-17 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume surface smooth to scabrous. Lower glume apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 1.5-4 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 10.5-17 mm long; 1.2-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex emarginate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 8.5-13 mm long; coriaceous; pallid, or light brown, or purple; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface smooth, or papillose; rough above. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea; scabrous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; flat below; 2 mm long overall; with 15-36 mm long limb; without a column; persistent. Lateral lemma awns spreading as much as principal; 11-30 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea 0.2 length of lemma; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; sulcate on hilar side; 7.5-9 mm long. Hilum linear; 0.4-0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Aristideae. Simon 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Aristida sciuroides Domin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1981 Simon, B.K. [3450], Queensland Aristida borealis K000906032 isotype

    First published in Biblioth. Bot. 20(85): 347 (1915)

    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

    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.
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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