1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum obseptum Trin.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Queensland to Victoria.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms decumbent; weak; 15-30 cm long; compressible; 6-7 -noded; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode, or longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 0.5-0.75 mm long. Leaf-blades 1-10 cm long; 1.25-4 mm wide; membranous. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; lanceolate; 2-3 cm long. Primary panicle branches simple, or sparsely divided. Panicle branches smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-3 mm long; smooth; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; subacute; 2.75-3.25 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; subacute; 2.75-3.25 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 0-1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl NSW 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

    Panicum obseptum Trin. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1934 Woolls, W. [s.n.], New South Wales K000674390
    Stuart, C. [s.n.], New South Wales K000674391
    Woolls, W. [s.n.], New South Wales K000674392 Unknown type material

    First published in Gram. Panic.: 149 (1826)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0