Aristida hispidula Henrard

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Perennial, up to 70 cm. high, caespitose. Culms erect, simple, glabrous or slightly scaberulous, 2-3-noded; nodes glabrous, smooth. The lowermost leaf-sheaths compressed and keeled, strongly nerved, the upper ones subterete, slightly keeled, scaberulous, tight, sometimes slightly gaping at the apex. Ligule a short ciliate rim; auricles shortly pubescent and with a few long hairs. Leaf-laminae up to 8 cm. long, rather stiff, flat with inrolled margins, conduplicate or convolute, obtusely pointed, with prominent white midrib and marginal nerves, scaberulous or puberulous above, glabrous and smooth beneath. Panicle 10-15 cm. long, long-exserted, with a glabrous, smooth axis; branches 1-6 cm. long, very distant, solitary or 2-nate, at first erect, afterwards more or less spreading, naked in the lower 1/2, scaberulous or minutely pubescent, with shortly pubescent glandular patches in the axils. Spikelets reddish-green to yellowish-green, densely congested, imbricate, forming small, elongate, spiciform panicles at the ends of the branches. Glumes unequal, linear or nearly lanceolate; the inferior 9-10 mm. long, 1- or nearly 3-nerved (with short lateral nerves), minutely pubescent on the back and scabrid on the keel, gradually tapering into a mucro; the superior 6-8·5 mm. long, 1-nerved, smooth on the keel, slightly scaberulous towards the apex. Lemma 5-5·5 mm. long, fusiform, slightly keeled, glabrous, smooth at the base, with rows of scabridules towards the apex, slightly tapering upwards but scarsely beaked; callus c. 5 mm. long, very obtuse, densely long-barbate; column absent; awns slightly unequal, erect, scabrous; the central awn 8-11 mm. long, the lateral ones slightly shorter; articulation absent.
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Derivation of specific name: hispidula: minutely rough with stiff hairs (hispidulous)
Habitat: In chrome-rich grassland, chrome vlei and black-land paddocks
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, not known from elsewhere
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 181.

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 99 - 100.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 131.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 100.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aristida hispidula
African Plant Database: Aristida hispidula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aristida hispidula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aristida hispidula
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aristida hispidula
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aristida hispidula
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aristida hispidula
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aristida hispidula
JSTOR Plant Science: Aristida hispidula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aristida hispidula
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aristida hispidula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aristida hispidula
Plants of the World Online: Aristida hispidula
Tropicos: Aristida hispidula
Wikipedia: Aristida hispidula


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aristida hispidula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104190, retrieved 27 November 2020

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