1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum ichunense Swallen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela (Bolívar).

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; slender; 10-20 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous, or bearded. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; pilose; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.8-1 mm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or elliptic; 3-4 cm long; 3-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 2.5-6 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading, or reflexed; 2-4.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; dorsally compressed; 2-2.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; dorsally compressed; 2-2.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.6-0.8 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    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; 1.7 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface papillose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Swallen 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Venezuela

    Panicum ichunense Swallen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Phytologia 14: 77 (1966)

    Accepted by

    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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