1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Aristida L.
      1. Aristida subaequans Döll

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (São Paulo).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 60-80 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.2 mm long. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades straight; flat (generally), or convolute; 35-40 cm long; 3-4.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute; smooth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; 14-16 cm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; straight; 1 mm long; pilose; acute (subacute).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets subterete; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; straight; 1 mm long; pilose; acute (subacute).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar (lower longer than upper). Lower glume lanceolate; 8-13(-15) mm long; 1 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough generally. Lower glume apex acuminate; muticous. Upper glume lanceolate; 10-20 mm long; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth. Upper glume apex entire; acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma subterete; 10-11 mm long; without keel; rounded throughout; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough above; with a median groove (ventral,longitudinal). Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; reflexed; simple at base; with 25 mm long limb (from x to 25); without a column. Lateral lemma awns spreading as much as principal; 25 mm long (from x to 25); subequal to principal.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Aristideae. LO-W 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Aristida subaequans Döll appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Henrard, J. Th. [5025], Brazil K000308641

    First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 2(3): 19 (1878)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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