Plants short- to long-lived annuals. Culms (3)(80) cm, often highly branched above the base. Leaves cauline, glabrous; sheaths shorter than the. Common needle grass (Aristida adscensionis L.) is an annual or short-lived perennial, tufted xerophilous grass (Quattrocchi, ; Skerman et. Aristida adscensionis Linn., Sp. Pl. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 7: ; Blatter & McCann, Bombay Grasses ; Bor, Fl. Assam

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Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. Leaf-blades linear, up to 20 cm long and 3 mm wide, expanded or folded.

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Allelopathic effects of Aristida adscensionis on Rhizobium. This article does not cite any sources. Annual, forming erect or sprawling tufts 10— cm high. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. The leaves are linear, narrow, up to 20 cm long Bogdan, Taxonomic Tree Top of page Aristlda I would also be willing to supply higher resolution images upon request.

Aristida adscensionis

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Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook Adscensioniz you can use this image. It is found in disturbed poor soils in grassland and open bush throughout tropical Africa and even on walls Quattrocchi,Skerman et al.

It is native to the Americas but it is distributed nearly worldwide. Henrard Aristida adscensionis L.

Plants short- to long-lived annuals. Spikelets pallid, green or purple; glumes unequal, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, scaberulous on the keel, emarginate and mucronate aaristida acute but never awned, the upper mm long, the lower mm shorter; lemma 17 mm long, sometimes no longer than the glumes but usually exceeding the upper by mm or more, laterally compressed, convolute, scabrid on the keel or sometimes generally scaberulous on the upper part, passing into the awn without constriction or articulation; callus narrowly oblong, 0.

Distinguished by being an annual, erect three-awn grass, sometimes bunched at the base or only with a few culms branched above the base. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. It is mainly propagated by wind, sheep and goats: Annual grass cm; inflorescence narrow and spikelike, often with a purplish color; spikelets with one floret, unequal glumes; lemma elongated into a twisted awn column, apex bearing three awns mm long.

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Henrard, Aristida adscensionis var. Leaves cauline, glabrous; sheaths shorter than the internodes, not disintegrating into threadlike fibers; ligules 0. Pakistan Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab, N.


Team WILD, an elite squadron of science superheroes, needs your help! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It can grow on many soils but prefers poor, rocky or sandy soils Skerman et al. Common needle grass Aristida adscensionisaerial part, fresh Common needle grass Aristida adscensionisaerial part, dry.

Africa Aristida modatica Steud. Small tufted annual, erect stems cm, highly branched above base sheaths have papery margin, shorter than aistida.

It is a very important forage in adscensionia areas, especially during periods of feed scarcity Burkill, Bromatologic composition of the herbaceous species of the Northeastern Brazil Caatinga. Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

This page was last edited on 21 Marchat The seeds may aristjda eye irritation, or enter the sheep skin, causing considerable pain Skerman et al.