G.299. Aristida L. - Bristle grasses

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Spikelets 1-flowered, disarticulating above the glumes, in terminal, lax or contracted, panicles; glumes persistent, narrow, usually 1-nerved. Lemma narrow, with hard callus at base, with or without a beak or twisted column; articulation present or 0, usually visible as a transverse darker line on the body of the lemma, occurring at the apex of the lemma or at the apex of the column; awns 3 (1 central, 2 lateral) or rarely 1, glabrous.

Worldwide: c. 330 species in warm regions of the world

Zimbabwe: 33 taxa.

Aristida congesta

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
adscensionis L.N,W,C,E,SImage
aequiglumis Hack.C,S
barbicollis Trin. & Rupr.N,W,C,E,S
brainii Melderis[End][DD]W
canescens HenrardN,W,C,E,S
congesta Roem. & Schult.N,W,C,E,SImage
cumingiana Trin. & Rupr.N,C
denudata Pilg.W,C
diffusa Trin. subsp. burkei (Stapf) MelderisN
diminuta (Mez) C.E. Hubb.N,C,S
hispidula Henrard[End][DD]N,W,S
hordeacea KunthN,W,C,S
junciformis Trin. & Rupr. subsp. macilenta (Henrard) MelderisN,W,C,E,S
junciformis Trin. & Rupr. subsp. welwitschii (Rendle) MelderisN,W,C,E,S
leucophaea HenrardN,W,C,E,S
meridionalis (Stapf) HenrardN,W,C,E,S
mollissima Pilg. subsp. argentea (Schweick.) MelderisN,S
mollissima Pilg. subsp. mollissima N,W,C,S
pilgeri HenrardN,W,C,S
recta Franch.N,C,E
rhiniochloa Hochst.N,W,C,E,SImage
scabrivalvis Hack. subsp. borumensis (Henrard) MelderisN,W,C,E,S
scabrivalvis Hack. subsp. contracta (De Winter) MelderisN,W,E
scabrivalvis Hack. subsp. scabrivalvis N,W,C,E,S
stipitata Hack. subsp. graciliflora (Pilg.) MelderisN,W,C,S
stipitata Hack. subsp. Ints. between sspp. stipi W
stipitata Hack. subsp. ramifera (Pilg.) MelderisC
stipitata Hack. subsp. robusta (Stent & J.M. Rattray) MelderisN,W,C,S
stipitata Hack. subsp. spicata (De Winter) MelderisS
stipitata Hack. subsp. stipitata W,C,S
stipoides Lam.W,S
transvaalensis HenrardE,S
vestita Thunb.N,W,C,E,S

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Flora of Botswana: Aristida
Flora of Caprivi: Aristida
Flora of Malawi: Aristida
Flora of Mozambique: Aristida
Flora of Zambia: Aristida

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aristida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aristida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aristida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aristida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aristida
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aristida

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aristida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=150, retrieved 4 March 2015

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