1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Thuarea Pers.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific.

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    Habit
    Annual (1), or perennial (1). Stolons absent (1), or present (1). Culms decumbent (1), or prostrate (1); 5-15-30 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole; subtended by sheathless blades; exserted (1), or enclosed (1). Peduncle widened at apex; disarticulating. Racemes single; erect; lanceolate; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1 fertile spikelets on each (1), or 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis broadly winged; foliaceous; folded transversely to form a capsule; terminating in a sterile spikelet. Spikelet packing adaxial; 1 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic (1), or ovate (1); dorsally compressed; 4.399-5.439-6.36 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic (1), or ovate (1); dorsally compressed; 4.399-5.439-6.36 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; shorter than spikelet (1), or exceeding apex of florets (1); thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; membranous; without keels; 3-4 -veined (1), or 5 -veined, or 6-7 -veined (1). Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male, or barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic (1), or ovate (1); indurate; without keel; 5 -veined (1/1). Lemma margins flat (1), or involute (1). Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Africa, or Temperate Asia (1), or Tropical Asia (1), or Australasia (1), or Pacific (1).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hainan, Hawaii, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is.

    Introduced into:

    Tokelau-Manihiki

    Thuarea Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syn. Pl. 1: 110 (1805)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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