Variable morphology of the Madagascar endemic Aristida tenuissima (Poaceae: Aristidoideae) and the absence of Stipa (Poaceae: Pooideae, Stipeae) from Madagascar

@article{Vorontsova2013VariableMO,
  title={Variable morphology of the Madagascar endemic Aristida tenuissima (Poaceae: Aristidoideae) and the absence of Stipa (Poaceae: Pooideae, Stipeae) from Madagascar},
  author={M. Vorontsova},
  journal={Phytotaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={92},
  pages={55-58}
}
  • M. Vorontsova
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Phytotaxa
  • The widespread and species rich grass genera Aristida Linnaeus (1753: 82; Aristidoideae) and Stipa Linnaeus (1753: 78; Stipeae) are ordinarily simple to distinguish by the characteristic three awns in Aristida and a single awn in Stipa . A study of Aristida in Madagascar shows that the Madagascar endemic Stipa perrieri A.Camus (1934: 593) is in fact a 1-awned variant of Aristida tenuissima Camus (1933: 844) described and illustrated by Bosser (1969). There are no collections of Stipa or other… CONTINUE READING
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