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 anaclasta Aristida basiramea — fork-tipped three-awn, forked three-awn Aristida behriana F. The leaves may be flat or inrolled, and the basal leaves may be tufted.

Aristida chaseae Aristida contorta F.

Aristida is arixtida very nearly cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Sristida Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They are characteristic of semiarid grassland. The genus name Aristida is derived from the Latin ” arista “, meaning “awn”. Aristida portoricensis — pelos del diablo Aristida pungens — drinn Aristida purpurascens Poiret — arrowfeather three-awn Aristida purpurea — purple three-awn Aristida purpurea var.

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Other locales where this genus pugens 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 refracta Aristida rhizomophora Aristida rufescens — endemic to Madagascar Aristida sieberiana Trin.

Aristida junciformis Aristida longespica — slim-spiked three-awn Aristida longespica var. Retrieved from ” https: This genus is among those colloquially called three-awns wiregrassesspeargrasses and needlegrasses.

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Aristida Poaceae genera Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus. 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 spiciformis Aristida stipoides Lam. For the genus of fly, see Cyrtopogon fly. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs.

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

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Views Read Edit View history. Aristida beyrichiana Aristida burkei — bohlanya-ba-pere Sesotho: 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.

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Aristida is distinguished by having three aristids bristles on each lemma of each floret. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Grass Genera of the World.

The inflorescences may be either panicle -like or raceme -like, with spiky branches. Aristida stems are ascending to erect, with both basal and cauline leaves.