1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum sendulskyae Zuloaga & Morrone

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms rambling; 50-100 cm long. Culm-internodes terete; 2.5-9 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes pallid; glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches ample; arising from lower culm. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 0.4-0.8 mm long. Collar glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades linear; 2.5-9 cm long; 3-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous; ciliate; hairy at base. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; terminal and axillary. Peduncle 15-25 cm long; glabrous. Panicle open; pyramidal; effuse; 3-8 cm long; 2.5-7 cm wide. Panicle branches glabrous; glabrous in axils, or pubescent in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 1.5-5 mm long; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2.8-3.2 mm long; 1 mm wide; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2.8-3.2 mm long; 1 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; not clasping; 1.8-2 mm long; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins prominent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9 -veined; prominently veined; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 2.2-2.4 mm long. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.4 mm long; 0.7-0.8 mm wide; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface papillose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex with a little green crest and pubescent. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.3 mm long; truncate. Anthers 3; 0.6-1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Zuloaga 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Panicum sendulskyae Zuloaga & Morrone appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 6: 310 (1996)

    Not 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. [Cited as Dichanthelium sendulskyae.]

    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

    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