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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This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat arkstida Aristida junciformis Aristida longespica — slim-spiked three-awn Aristida longespica var. Aristida spiciformis Aristida stipoides Lam.

The Grass Genera of the World. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Aristida portoricensis — pelos del diablo Aristida pungens — drinn Aristida purpurascens Poiret — arrowfeather three-awn Aristida purpurea — purple three-awn Aristida purpurea var.

Aristida is a very nearly cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family. Views Read Edit View history. This genus is among those colloquially called three-awns wiregrassesspeargrasses and needlegrasses. The awns may be quite long; in A.


Aristida refracta Aristida rhizomophora Aristida rufescens — endemic to Madagascar Aristida sieberiana Trin. Aristida Poaceae genera Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus.

Aristida stems are ascending to erect, with both basal and cauline leaves.

They are characteristic of semiarid grassland. The inflorescences may be either panicle -like or raceme -like, with spiky branches.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The genus name Aristida is derived from the Latin ” arista “, meaning “awn”.

The leaves may be flat or inrolled, and the basal leaves arristida be tufted.

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 beyrichiana Aristida burkei aristiida bohlanya-ba-pere Sesotho: Aristida chaseae Aristida contorta F.

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Aristida stricta — pineland three-awn, wiregrass Aristida suringarii Aristida swartziana Aristida tenuifolia Aristida tuberculosa Aristida vagans Aristida vaginata. Aristida anaclasta Aristida basiramea — fork-tipped three-awn, forked three-awn Aristida behriana F. Aristida is distinguished by having three awns bristles on each lemma pungems each floret.


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Local increases in the abundance of wiregrasses is a good indicator of overgrazingas livestock avoid them. Retrieved from ” https: 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. For the genus of fly, see Cyrtopogon fly.

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