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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Northern Territory.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Culms prostrate; 1 cm long; 0.5-0.8 mm diam. Culm-internodes 0.5-0.8 cm long; estriate. Leaves cauline; spiral. Leaf-sheaths 0.2-0.3 cm long; longer than adjacent culm internode; as wide as blade at the collar. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3-0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; 0.5-0.6 cm long; 0.3-0.5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade venation with 3 subepidermal sclerenchyma strands. Leaf-blade surface papillose; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; shorter than basal leaves; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; enclosed. Peduncle 0.1 cm long; eglandular. Panicle spiciform; oblong; 0.3-0.4 cm long; 0.1 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    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; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 1 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1(-3) -veined. Upper glume primary vein conspicuous. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex truncate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong, or ovate; 0.5 mm long; hyaline; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma midvein thickened. Lemma apex erose; truncate. 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.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Micraireae. Lazarides.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory

    Micraira inserta Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nuytsia 5: 292 (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

    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