1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum tepuianum Davidse & Zuloaga

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Venezuela (Cerro Aracamuni).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 90 cm long; 5-19 -noded. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves distichous; without demarcation between sheath and blade. Leaf-sheaths as wide as blade at the collar; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.3-0.6 mm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; conduplicate; 18-21 cm long; 6-8.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins ciliate; hairy at base. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 16-18 cm long; 10 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; 5-10 cm long. Panicle branches smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 3-15 mm long; smooth, or scaberulous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.8-2.4 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.8-2.4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.4-1.9 mm long; 0.8 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.5-2.1 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.5-1.6 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1-1.1 mm long; purple.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Davidse & Zu 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Venezuela

    Panicum tepuianum Davidse & Zuloaga appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 1: 191 (1991)

    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