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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Scleropogoninae
Genus: Munroa
Species: M. andina – M. argentina – M. decumbens – M. mendocina – M. squarrosa
Name

Munroa Torr., Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4: 158 (1856)
Type species: Munroa squarrosa (Nutt.) Torr., Pacif. Railr. Rep. Parke, Bot. 4(5; 4): 158 (1857)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Hemimunroa Parodi, Notas Mus. La Plata, Bot. 2: 4 (1937).

References

Torrey, J. (1856) Reports of explorations and surveys : to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War 4(5): 158.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Munroa in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Munroa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
Tropicos.org 2013. Munroa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Munroa. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.

Munroa is a genus of New World plants in the grass family, native to North and South America.[3]

Species[1][4][5]

Munroa andina Phil. - Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
Munroa argentina Griseb. - Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
Munroa decumbens Phil. - Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
Munroa mendocina Phil. - Argentina
Munroa squarrosa (Nutt.) Torr. - western Canada, west-central United States,[6] north-central Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango)

formerly included[1]

see Blepharidachne

Munroa benthamiana - Blepharidachne benthamiana

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Tropicos, Munroa Torr.
Torrey, John. 1857. Reports of explorations and surveys: to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War 4(5): 158 generic description in Latin, specific description and commentary in English; spelled "Monroa" but this is a correctable error per ICN
Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O., Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348
Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map

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