1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Thuarea Pers.
      1. Thuarea perrieri A.Camus

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Stolons present. Culms decumbent; 15-30 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2-8 cm long; 4-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole; subtended by sheathless blades; exserted. Peduncle widened at apex; disarticulating; disarticulating above uppermost sheath; base blunt. Racemes 1; single; erect; lanceolate; unilateral; 1.5-2 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis broadly winged; foliaceous; folded transversely to form a capsule; glabrous on surface to pubescent on surface; terminating in a sterile spikelet. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 1 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Sterile
    Apical sterile spikelets male (deciduous); 2-7 in number; 4-5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Apical sterile spikelets male (deciduous); 2-7 in number; 4-5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male, or barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 5-6 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr Madag 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Thuarea perrieri A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 75: 912 (1928 publ. 1929)

    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.
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    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 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