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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Micraira F.Muell.
      1. Micraira subulifolia F.Muell.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & SE. Queensland.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Culms prostrate; 6-8 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Leaves cauline; spiral. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 0.5-1 cm long; 0.3-1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 0.7-1.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.75 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5-9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma apex truncate. Palea oblong; 0.75 length of lemma; 5-7 -veined. Palea apex truncate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 1 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Micraireae. Tothill.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Micraira subulifolia F.Muell. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dallachy, J. [s.n.], Queensland K000906083

    Bibliography

    First published in Fragm. 5: 208 (1866)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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