Jouvea is a Latin American genus of coastal plants in the grass family. It grows on mud flats and coastal sand dunes from northern Mexico to Ecuador.[2][4][5][6]

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Jouvea pilosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Genus: Jouvea
Type species
Jouvea straminea
  • Rhachidospermum Vasey

Jouvea's closest relative in the subfamily Chloridoideae is likely Monanthochloe; both share the characteristic of distichously arranged leaves, and both are dioecious.[2]

Jouvea was named for the French botanist Joseph Duval-Jouve (1810–1883)[7]



  1. ^  The Genus Jouvea was first named and identified in Bulletin de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique xv. (1876) 475.. "Plant Name Details for 'Poaceae Jouvea E.Fourn". IPNI. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Paul M. Peterson; Robert D. Webster; Jesus Valdes-Reyna (1997). "Genera of New World Eragrostideae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae)" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Botany. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 87: 31; Chpt. 15. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Scribner, Frank Lamson. 1896. Grass notes. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 23: 143-147 in English
  6. ^ Fournier, Eugène Pierre Nicolas. 1876. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Belgique 15(3): 475–476 description in Latin, commentary in French
  7. ^ Michael G. Simpson. "Some Plants of Baja California, Mexico". San Diego, California: San Diego State University. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
  8. ^ The Plant List search for Jouvea
  9. ^ Levin, G. A. & R. Moran. 1989. The vascular flora of Isla Socorro, Mexico. Memoir San Diego Society of Natural History 16: 1–66
  10. ^ McVaugh, R. 1983. Gramineae. 14: 1–436. In R. McVaugh (ed.) Flora Novo-Galiciana. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  11. ^ Breedlove, D.E. 1986. Flora de Chiapas. Listados Florísticos de México 4: i–v, 1–246
  12. ^ Morales Quirós, J. F. 2003. Poaceae. 93(3): 598–821. In B. E. Hammel, M. H. Grayum, C. Herrera Mora & N. Zamora Villalobos (eds.) Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  13. ^ Berendsohn, W. G. & A. E. A. González. 1991. Listado básico de la Flora Salvadorensis. Monocotelydoneae: Iridaceae, Commelinaceae, Gramineae, Cyperaceae. Cuscatlania 1(6): 1–29.
  14. ^ Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez. (eds.) 1999. Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i–viii, 1–1181

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