Aristida pungens is a member of the family Poaceae, known in Arabic as drinn. Notes. BRIEF DESCRIPTION A tall stiff glabrous grass with pungent leaves. USES Used as a pasture grass and as a sand binder. GROWING PERIOD Annual. Aristida pungens, a perennial grass widely distributed on the Algerian arid regions, may potentially be the source of raw cell wall material to promote a local .

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Aristtida from ” https: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs. They are characteristic of semiarid grassland.

Local increases in the abundance of wiregrasses is a good indicator of overgrazingas livestock avoid them.

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The inflorescences may be either panicle -like or raceme -like, with spiky branches. Aristida spiciformis Aristida stipoides Lam.

This genus is among those colloquially called three-awns wiregrassesspeargrasses and needlegrasses. From Wikipedia, qristida free encyclopedia.

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Aristida beyrichiana Aristida burkei — bohlanya-ba-pere Sesotho: The glumes of a spikelet are narrow lanceolate, usually without any awns, while the lemmas are hard, three-veined, and have the three awns near the tip.

Aristida junciformis Aristida longespica — slim-spiked three-awn Aristida longespica var. Aristida is a very nearly cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family. For the genus of fly, see Cyrtopogon fly.

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Views Read Edit View history. Aristida chaseae Aristida contorta F. Aristida is distinguished by having three awns bristles on each lemma of each floret. The awns may be quite long; in A. Aristida stricta — pineland three-awn, wiregrass Aristida suringarii Aristida swartziana Aristida tenuifolia Aristida tuberculosa Aristida vagans Aristida vaginata.

This page was arlstida edited on 8 Decemberat The leaves may be flat or inrolled, and the basal leaves may be tufted. The genus name Aristida is derived from the Latin ” arista “, meaning “awn”.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Aristida anaclasta Aristida basiramea — fork-tipped three-awn, forked three-awn Aristida behriana F.


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Aristida stems are ascending to erect, with both basal and cauline leaves.

Aristida refracta Aristida rhizomophora Aristida rufescens — endemic to Madagascar Aristida sieberiana Wristida. Other locales where this genus is an important component of the ecosystem include the Carolina Baysthe sandhills of the Carolinasand elsewhereMulga scrub in Australiaand the xeric grasslands around Lake Turkana in Africa.

Aristida portoricensis — pelos del diablo Aristida pungens — drinn Aristida pungems Poiret — arrowfeather three-awn Aristida purpurea — purple three-awn Aristida purpurea var. Aristida Poaceae genera Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus. The Grass Genera of the World.