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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At maturity, triple-awned spikelets and sharp seeds make the plant unpalatable Burkill, ; Skerman et al. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using.

It grows in a tuft to heights between 5 and 80 centimeters. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. The inflorescences are addcensionis, up to 30 cm long, more often dense and narrow but sometimes lax and flexuous Quattrocchi, ; Aristira, This is a very widespread species in the drier areas of the world.

Don’t need the entire report? US Forest Service, Rodents of Unusual Size. Grazing beef cattle in native pasture areas adscensionia the dry region at different stocking rates. Common needle grass Aristida adscensionisaerial part, fresh Common needle grass Aristida adscensionisaerial part, dry. Aristida curvata Nees T. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Panicle up to 25 x 0.


Please contact me at the e-mail address given below. Composition and degradation of jackrabbit and cottontail fecal pellets, Texas High Plains. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: It is considered one of the best annual grasses in Arizona Skerman et al. Nutritive evaluation of some pasture plants in early and late rainy season in Mosai Southern Darfur State. Unsourced material adsdensionis be challenged and removed.

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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.

Views Read Edit View history. This species is featured in: Dense panicles, contracted, often interrupted, cm long with spikelets aggregated on short, widely-spaced branches, glumes unequal, lower glume 1-nerved, mm, rough-textured aristdia nerve, broad, upper glume mm; lemma mm long, pubescent on callus, rough-textured on slightly keeled midrib, 3 awns, 20 mm long, flattened at base, lateral awns slightly shorter.

Aristida adscensionis is a species of grass known by the common name sixweeks threeawn.

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Common needle grass Aristida adscensionis. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. It is mainly propagated by wind, sheep and goats: Help us share the wonders of the natural world.


None are recognized here because most of the variation appears to be environmentally induced. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. The panicles are condensed with appressed branches and spikelets with two awns shorter than the third sometimes only slightly so. Aristida adscensionis grows in waste ground, along roadsides, and on degraded rangelands and dry hillsides, often in sandy soils. Tropical pasture and fodder plants.

Africa Aristida modatica Steud. Plants short- to long-lived annuals. Distinguished by being an annual, erect three-awn grass, sometimes bunched at the base or only with a few culms branched above the base.

The seeds are very sharp Quattrocchi, ; Bogdan, Panicle up to 30 cm long, occasionally lax, usually contracted about the main branches, sometimes narrow and dense. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Henrard, Aristida adscensionis var. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Aristida adscensionis

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. A chiefly tropical sp. The seed-heads are purplish with spikelets densely clustered on the branches. Online resource USDA,