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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Venezuela.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms leaning; 50-100 cm long. Culm-internodes terete; distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with tubercle-based hairs; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 1-1.5 mm long. Collar pubescent. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.5-5.5 cm long; 4-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless except near base. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; pyramidal; 3-5 cm long. Panicle axis pilose. Panicle branches pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels ciliate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3-3.2 mm long; 1.2-1.4 mm wide; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3-3.2 mm long; 1.2-1.4 mm wide; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2-2.3 mm long; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7-9 -veined; puberulous; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.66 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.3-2.5 mm long; 1.1 mm wide; indurate; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute; pubescent. Palea involute; indurate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Zuloaga 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Venezuela

    Panicum telmatum Swallen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Phytologia 14: 81 (1966)

    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.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.

    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