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Munroa squarrosa NPS-1.jpg
Munroa squarrosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Munroa
Torr. 1857 not Hack. 1887
Type species
Munroa squarrosa
(Nutt.) Torr.

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

  1. Munroa andina Phil. - Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
  2. Munroa argentina Griseb. - Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
  3. Munroa decumbens Phil. - Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
  4. Munroa mendocina Phil. - Argentina
  5. Munroa squarrosa (Nutt.) Torr. - western Canada, west-central United States,[6] north-central Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango)
formerly included[2]

see Blepharidachne


  1. ^ Tropicos, Munroa Torr.
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  6. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map

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