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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Africa Aristida macrochloa Hochst. Blades flat, cm long, It is mainly propagated by wind, sheep and goats: Delta World Grasses Plant: It is used to make poor quality broomsticks in India and for thatching, weaving, as well as making sieves and stuffing material for camel saddles in Africa.
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Distinguished by being an annual, erect three-awn grass, sometimes bunched at the base or only with a few culms branched above the base. Ligule a short-ciliate rim; auricles smooth or minutely pubescent; collar glabrous.
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Culms 3 80 cm, often highly branched above the base. Common needle grass Aristida adscensionisaerial part, fresh. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Aristida curvata Nees T. The seeds are very sharp Quattrocchi, ; Bogdan, Glumes unequal, 1-veined, acuminate; lower glumes mm; upper glumes mm; calluses 0.
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However, after the plant has dropped its seeds, the straw may be valuable fodder Burkill, Grazing beef cattle in native pasture areas in the dry region at different stocking rates. Indeed, perennial plants, otherwise indistinguishable from arisitda var.
It was found to be well grazed at early stages of growth and avoided at the late-flowering and seeding stages because of sharp seeds and aristtida awns Quattrocchi, ; Bogdan, Panicle up to 25 x 0.
This article does not cite any sources. Aristida adscensionis is a pan-tropical weed and morphologically extremely variable.
Leaf-blades linear, up to 20 cm long and 3 mm wide, expanded arstida folded. Small tufted annual, erect stems cm, highly branched above base sheaths have papery margin, shorter than internodes. Soares da Silva, D. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: I would also be willing to supply higher resolution images upon request. Log In New Account Sitemap.
It was found useful for the stabilization of sand-dunes in India and Senegal Burkill, It arisgida tolerant of drought provided there is occasional rain. This species is featured in: It is a very important forage in dry areas, especially during periods of feed scarcity Burkill, Login eFloras Home Help.