1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Jouvea E.Fourn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Ecuador.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms prostrate; 20-30-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane (1), or a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades persistent (1), or deciduous at the ligule (1); stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Dioecious. Synflorescence compound; fasciculate. Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spikelets solitary. Male inflorescence unlike female; a single raceme. Male spikelets distinct from female. Male spikelet glumes 1, or 2 (1).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets, or 4-5 fertile florets (1); with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; thorn-like; subterete; 15-26.25-40 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; base obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets, or 4-5 fertile florets (1); with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; thorn-like; subterete; 15-26.25-40 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; base obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma linear; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma margins closed except for an apical pore; covering most of palea. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid. Palea hyaline; 0 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear.
    Male
    Male inflorescence unlike female; a single raceme. Male spikelets distinct from female. Male spikelet glumes 1, or 2 (1).
    Distribution
    North America, or South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá

    Jouvea E.Fourn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 15: 475 (1876)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0