1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Micraira F.Muell.
      1. Micraira lazaridis L.G.Clark, Wendel & Craven

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Western Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Culms prostrate; 3-11 cm long; 0.4-0.6 mm diam.; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes 1-1.5 cm long; brown; estriate; smooth. Lateral branches ample. Leaves cauline (in a whorl around panicle); spiral. Leaf-sheaths 0.8-1(-1.6) 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 1.8-2.7 cm long; 0.3-0.4 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade midrib keeled beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 2 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface papillose; rough adaxially; pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 5-6 fertile spikelets; subtended by an unspecialized leaf-sheath and bracts (a whorl of leaves, and a bract 1.5mm long); enclosed. Peduncle brief, the infloresence subsessile. Panicle capitate; oblong; 1.6-2 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 1-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 1-1.4 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 ovate; 1 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex emarginate. Upper glume ovate; 1-1.4 mm long; 3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex emarginate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 0.33-0.5 mm long; hyaline; 1 -veined. Lemma apex truncate. Palea 0.3-0.5 mm long; hyaline; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 0.9-1.1 mm long; yellow. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 0.4 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Micraireae. Clark et al 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Western Australia

    Micraira lazaridis L.G.Clark, Wendel & Craven appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Craven, L.A. [9344], Australia K000906080 isotype

    First published in Beagle 12: 2 (1995)

    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