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Habit: Annual, mat-forming. Stem: stolon-like, 2--8 cm, terminating in clusters of leaves from which new stems arise; stem to 15 cm. Leaf: mostly basal; sheath hairy-tufted at throat; ligule hairy; blade linear, generally inrolled, occasionally flat or folded, sharply pointed, margins white, thickened. Inflorescence: terminal, head-like; spikelets 2--4, subsessile to pedicelled, clustered, subtended by leafy bract; axis breaking above glumes or below bract. Spikelet: laterally compressed; florets 2--10, lower florets bisexual or pistillate; terminal florets sterile; glumes < spikelet, 1-veined, unawned; lower glumes generally present, upper absent or reduced on terminal spikelet; lemma pubescent or scabrous, membranous or leathery, 3-veined, lateral vein tips short-awned, tips +- 2-lobed; palea glabrous, smooth; anthers 2 or 3, yellow; styles elongate, stigmas 2 or 3. Fruit: dorsally compressed.
Species In Genus: 5 species: western hemisphere. Etymology: (W. Munro, English agrostologist, 1818--1880) Note: Closest relatives are thought to be Blepharidachne and Dasyochloa, both stoloniferous, mat-forming species with leafy-bracted panicles. Munroa differs from both in its annual habit.
eFlora Treatment Author: Jesús Valdés-Reyna
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Muhlenbergia utilis
Next taxon: Munroa squarrosa
Citation for this treatment: Jesús Valdés-Reyna 2017. Munroa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=11116, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.