Aristida calycina R.Br.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

See full descriptions of the two varieties calycina and praealta. A third variety, filifolia, is endemic in Queensland.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

Aristida calycina, A. jerichoensis and A. benthamii (not recorded for Victoria) are morphologically, ecologically and distributionally very similar, differing primarily in spikelet dimensions. All three include varieties with smooth or tuberculate margins to the ventral groove of the lemma. Detailed analysis of the characters and dimensions may suggest that the three species could be united. See key to species for defining characters for the two varieties of A. calycina and A. jerichoensis.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2015-05-25
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-12
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Aristida
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Aristida calycina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Aristida calycina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory