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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Culms prostrate; 10-15 cm long; 1 mm diam. Culm-internodes 0.1-0.2 cm long; estriate. Leaves cauline; spiral. Leaf-sheaths 0.4-0.5 cm long; longer than adjacent culm internode; as wide as blade at the collar. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; lanceolate; 0.9-1.25 cm long; 1.3 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade venation with 7-9 subepidermal sclerenchyma strands. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous; ciliate; hairy at base. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; pungent; hardened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle glandular. Panicle contracted; oblong; 1 cm long; 0.3-1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 0.2-0.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.1-0.8 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 0.5-1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 0.5-1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-1 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous, or scarious; 1-keeled; 1(-2) -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse; muticous, or mucronate. Upper glume ovate; 0.5-1 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous, or scarious; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein conspicuous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex truncate, or obtuse; muticous, or mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong, or ovate; 0.5-1 mm long; hyaline; keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma apex emarginate to obtuse. Palea oblong; hyaline; 6 -veined; 2-keeled. Palea keels thickened. Palea apex divided to base; 2 -fid.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 0.5-0.6 mm long; striate.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Micraireae. Lazarides.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory

    Micraira multinervia Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nuytsia 5: 293 (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