Aristida echinata Henrard APNI*
Synonyms: Aristida ramosa var. scaberula Henrard APNI*
Description: Robust caespitose perennials to c. 1.2 m tall. Culms strongly branched.
Sheaths densely scabrous; ligule c. 0.5 mm long; blade to c. 12 cm long, 2.5 mm wide, involute, conduplicate ot convolute, densely scabrous.
Inflorescence to c. 15 cm long, 2 cm wide, spiciform, dense, stiffly erect. Lower glume 4–10 mm long, 1-nerved, scabrous to scaberulous, acute to acuminate, entire; upper glume 4–10 mm long, 1-nerved, scabrous to scaberulous, acute to acuminate, notched or emarginate or entire. Lemna 6.3–10 mm long, slightly longer than lower glume, subequal to upper glume. convolute, tuberculate or muricate upwards; awns filiform, divergent to divaricate, straight or sometimes recurved, 11–19 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Mostly west of the Divide.
Grasslands and woodlands.
NSW subdivisions: CC, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.