Toliara (Poaceae, Chloridoideae, Cynodonteae), a new grass genus endemic to southern Madagascar

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Judziewicz, EJ
Journal:Adansonia
Volume:31
Issue:2
Date Published:2009
ISBN Number:1280-8571
Keywords:Adansonia, Paris, Perotis, Poaceae
Abstract:

ABSTRACT Toliara arenacea Judziewicz (Poaceae), a new genus and species endemic to coastal sand dunes in southwestern Madagascar, is described and illustrated. It is related to the widespread paleotropical genus Perotis Aton (Chloridoideae, Cynodonteae), but differs in its spikelets with awnless glumes. Known only from the region of the type locality near the city of Toliara, it is critically endangered.ABSTRACT Toliara arenacea Judziewicz (Poaceae), a new genus and species endemic to coastal sand dunes in southwestern Madagascar, is described and illustrated. It is related to the widespread paleotropical genus Perotis Aton (Chloridoideae, Cynodonteae), but differs in its spikelets with awnless glumes. Known only from the region of the type locality near the city of Toliara, it is critically endangered.

URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5252/a2009n2a4
Short Title:Adansonia
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