The Subfamily Aristidoideae is a member of the Family Gramineae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Aristidoideae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina (Auct.) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Subfamily Aristidoideae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (3): Aristida · Sartidia · Stipagrostis
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 782 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Subfamily Aristidoideae.
The three-awns are the grass genus Aristida, distinguished by having three awns (bristles) on each lemma of each floret. The genus includes about 300 species, found worldwide, often in arid warm regions. This genus is among those colloquially called "wiregrasses", "speargrasses" or "needlegrasses". [more]
Sartidia is a genus of grass in the Poaceae family. [more]
At least 76 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Stipagrostis.
More info about the Genus Stipagrostis may be found here.
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