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Useful Tropical Plants

Aristida adscensionis

L.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Aristida aethiopica (Trin. & Rupr.) Trin. & Rupr. ex Henrard

Aristida americana bromoides (Kunth) Scribn. & Merr.

Aristida bromoides Kunth

Aristida bromoides Salzm. ex Trin. & Rupr.

Aristida caerulescens Desf.

Aristida canariensis Willd.

Aristida coarctata Kunth

Aristida coerulescens Desf.

Aristida confusa (Trin. & Rupr.) Trin. & Rupr. ex Henrard

Aristida curvata (Nees) Trin. & Rupr. ex Henrard

Aristida debilis Mez

Aristida depressa Retz.

Aristida dispersa Trin. & Rupr.

Aristida ehrenbergii (Trin. & Rupr.) Trin. & Rupr. ex Henrard

Aristida fasciculata Torr.

Aristida festucoides Poir.

Aristida festucoides Steud. & Hochst.

Aristida gigantea L.f.

Aristida grisebachiana E.Fourn.

Aristida guineensis Trin. & Rupr.

Aristida heymannii Regel

Aristida humilis Kunth

Aristida interrupta Cav.

Aristida laxa Trin. ex Henrard

Aristida laxa Willd. ex Trin. & Rupr.

Aristida macrochloa Hochst.

Aristida mandoniana Henrard

Aristida maritima Steud.

Aristida mauritiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.

Aristida modatica Steud.

Aristida nana (Trin. & Rupr.) Steud.

Aristida nana Steud.

Aristida nigrescens J.Presl

Aristida peruviana Beetle

Aristida pumila Decne.

Aristida pusilla Trin. & Rupr.

Aristida schaffneri E.Fourn. ex Hemsl.

Aristida stricta decolorata E.Fourn. ex Dávila & Sánchez-Ken

Aristida stricta grisebachiana E.Fourn. ex Dávila & Sánchez-Ken

Aristida vulgaris Trin. & Rupr.

Aristida vulpioides Hance

Chaetaria adscensionis (L.) P.Beauv.

Chaetaria bromoides (Kunth) Roem. & Schult.

Chaetaria canariensis (Willd.) Nees

Chaetaria coarctata (Kunth) Roem. & Schult.

Chaetaria curvata Nees◦ Launert

Chaetaria fasciculata (Torr.) Schult.

Chaetaria humilis (Kunth) Roem. & Schult.

Chaetaria interrupta (Cav.) P.Beauv.

Chaetaria nana Nees ex Steud.

Common Name:

Aristida adscensionis

General Information

Aristida adscensionis is an annual to perennial grass with culms 10 - 100cm long that can be erect, geniculately ascending, or decumbent[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
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http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
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A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre. It is sometimes cultivated as a pasture grass and to protect the soil from erosion[
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Title
Ecocrop
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http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Widely distributed throughout the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate zones.

Habitat

A common pioneer species on disturbed poor soil in waste land, rocky places, grassland, open bush and fallows[
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Title
Ecocrop
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Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate zones, where it is found at elevations up to 2,250 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 18 - 28°c, but can tolerate 5 - 35°c[
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Ecocrop
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http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
]. Tolerant of heavy frosts, when dormant it can tolerate temperatures down to -20°c, but fresh growth can be killed at -1°c[
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Title
Ecocrop
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http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Year
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Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 300 - 400mm, but tolerates 200 - 700mm[
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Title
Ecocrop
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Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Year
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Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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Requires a sunny position[
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Title
Ecocrop
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Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
]. Prefers a sandy soil, though it succeeds in most soils, including those of low fertility[
418
Title
Ecocrop
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Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
]. Prefers a pH in the range 7 - 8, tolerating 6.5 - 8.5[
418
Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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The plant has become an invasive weed in many areas[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is used for erosion control[
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Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
].
A common pioneer species on disturbed poor soil in waste land, rocky places, grassland, open bush and fallows[
418
Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
].

Other Uses

A fibre is obtained from the roots[
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Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. It is used to make weavers' brushes[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The culms are used to make frames for making paper[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The roots are used to make tatties, or hot-weather screens, in the same manner as the Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) roots are used[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The material is spread thinly over bamboo frames[
454
Title
Useful Fiber Plants of the World
Publication
 
Author
Dodge C.R.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
USDA; Washington.
Year
1897
ISBN
 
Description
A rather dated, but very comprehensive catalogue of fibre plants from around the world. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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