1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum noterophilum Renvoize

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Bahia).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 12-21 cm long. Lateral branches ample; arising from lower culm. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; flat, or involute; 1-2.5 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 1.5-4 cm long. Primary panicle branches moderately divided. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.8-0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; puberulous; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr Bahia 1995.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Panicum noterophilum Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Harley, R.M. [15935], Bahia K000003588 isotype
    Hatschbach, G. [28829], Brazil K001101865
    Hatschbach, G. [31555], Brazil K001101866
    Melo, E. [1695], Brazil K001101863
    Oliveira, J.D.P. [s.n.], Brazil K001101864

    First published in Kew Bull. 37: 329 (1982)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    Sources

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

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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