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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Aristida chaseae Aristida contorta F. Aristida junciformis Aristida longespica — slim-spiked three-awn Aristida longespica var.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 20—24 aristiea IDs. Aristida anaclasta Aristida basiramea — fork-tipped three-awn, forked three-awn Aristida behriana F.

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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Local increases in the abundance of wiregrasses is a good indicator of overgrazingas livestock avoid them.


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Aristida portoricensis — pelos del diablo Aristida pungens — drinn Aristida purpurascens Poiret — arrowfeather three-awn Aristida purpurea aristda purple three-awn Aristida purpurea var. Aristida is distinguished by having three awns bristles on each lemma of each floret.

The awns may be quite long; in A. The inflorescences may be either panicle -like or raceme -like, with spiky branches.

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Views Read Edit View history. Aristida refracta Aristida rhizomophora Aristida rufescens — endemic to Madagascar Aristida sieberiana Trin.

They are characteristic of semiarid grassland. Aristida is a very nearly cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family. The leaves may be flat or inrolled, and the basal leaves may be tufted.

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Aristida stems are ascending to erect, with both basal and cauline leaves. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Aristida beyrichiana Aristida burkei — bohlanya-ba-pere Sesotho: The genus name Aristida is derived from the Latin ” arista “, meaning “awn”. The Grass Genera of the World.


This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Aristida spiciformis Aristida stipoides Lam.

Aristida pungens Desf.

Other locales where this genus is an important sristida of the ecosystem include the Carolina Baysthe sandhills of the Carolinasand elsewhereMulga scrub in Australiaand the xeric grasslands around Lake Turkana in Africa. Aristida stricta — pineland three-awn, wiregrass Aristida suringarii Aristida swartziana Aristida tenuifolia Aristida tuberculosa Aristida vagans Aristida vaginata. Aristida Poaceae genera Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus. Retrieved from ” https: For the genus of fly, see Cyrtopogon fly.

This genus is among those colloquially called three-awns wiregrassesspeargrasses and needlegrasses.