Cape Verde to NW. India: Afghanistan, Burkina, Cape Verde, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, West Himalaya, Yemen as per POWO;

Trin. & Rupr, in Mem. Acad. Petersb. Ser. VI. vii. (1849) 159 ; annual, very slender, panicle lax narrow, branches very short, gls. I and II 1/2-1 in. subequal awned, column of awn 1 in. or less, branches capillary 1-3 in. Steud. Syn. Gram. 142 ; Aitchis. Cat. Panjab Pl. 164 ; Boiss. Fl. Orient, v. 492 (in part) ; Duthie Fodd. Grass. N. Ind. 47. A. funicularis, Trin. ex Steud. Nomencl. Ed. II. i. 131 ; Edgew, in Journ. As. Soc. Beng. xxi. (1852) 160, 163 (foenicularis). A. Kotschyi, Hochst, ex Steud. Syn. Gram. 142. A. macrathera, A. Rich. Tent. Fl. Abyss, ii. 393 ; Steud. l. c. 142 ; Boiss. l. c. 493 (macranthera). A. mallica, Edgew, in Journ. Linn. Soc. vi. (1862) 209 ; Aitch. l. c. ; Duthie l.l. c. c. A. murina, Aitchis. l.c. 164 (non Cav.) ; Duthie Grass. N. W. Ind. 26. A. paradoxa, Schmidt Fl. Cap. Verd. 140. A. pilosa. Herb. Heyne (non Labill.). A. Royleana, Trin. & Rupr, in Mem. Acad. Petersb. VI. vii. (1849) 160 ; Lisboa in Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. vii. (1892) 358. A. stipacea, Ehrenb. & Hempr, ex Trin. & Rupr. l. c. Chaetaria murina, Nees ex Trin. & Rupr. l. c. 160. C. murina, B. villosa, Nees ex Wight Cat. n. 1736. C. Royleana, Nees ex Steud. Syn. Gram. 143. Arthratherum Kotschyi, Hochst, ex Trin. l. c.—Aristida, Wall. Cat. n. 3787.
Plains of the PANJAB from the Sutlej westward. RAJPOOTANA, and from the CONCAN southward.—DISTRIB. Beluchistan, Arabia, Trop. Africa.
Stems many, geniculately ascending, 10 in. 2 ft. Leaves very slender, flat or convolute, base ciliate with long hairs. Panicle 4-10 in., branches erect capillary. Spikelets variable in length, pale ; gl. I rather shorter than II, keels scaberulous ; III smooth, callus sparsely bearded or naked ; column of awn very slender, minutely scaberulous, twisted, branches straight capillary.
(From The Flora of British India (1897) from IBIS Flora)

Aristida funiculata Trin. & Rupr. SN 15jan 30 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Aristida funiculata Trin. & Rupr.,
short grass in the hill slopes from Manmad area of Nashik Dt, Maharashtra




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