1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Micraira F.Muell.
      1. Micraira dunlopii Lazarides

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Western Australia to NW. Northern Territory.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Culms prostrate; 3-5 cm long; 0.5 mm diam. Culm-internodes 0.1 cm long; estriate. Leaves cauline; spiral. Leaf-sheaths 0.3-0.4 cm long; longer than adjacent culm internode; as wide as blade at the collar; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded; 1-1.5 mm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.1-0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; flat, or conduplicate; 6.5-9.5 cm long; 0.3 mm wide; herbaceous, or coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade venation comprising 3 vascular bundles. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse to acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle glandular. Panicle open; ovate; 1-1.3 cm long. Primary panicle branches 0.3-0.5 cm long. Panicle branches glandular; with prominent pulvini. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels glandular.
    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; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong, or ovate; 1 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse; mucronate. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 1 mm long; 2-3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein conspicuous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex truncate, or obtuse; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 0.3-0.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma apex entire, or dentate; 3 -fid; truncate, or obtuse; muticous, or mucronate. Palea oblong; hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea apex divided to base; 2 -fid.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid, or obovoid; 0.2-0.5 mm long; smooth. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Micraireae. Lazarides.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory, Western Australia

    Micraira dunlopii Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Telford, I.R. [6174], Western Australia K000906081 isotype

    First published in Nuytsia 5: 291 (1984 publ. 1985)

    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.
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    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