Toliara (Poaceae, Chloridoideae, Cynodonteae), a new grass genus endemic to southern Madagascar
Emmet J. JUDZIEWICZ
31 (2) - Pages 273-277
31 December 2009
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 Aiton (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.
Poaceae, Chloridoideae, Cynodonteae, Zoysiinae, Perotis, Toliara, conservation, Madagascar, new genus, new species