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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms weak; 1-5 cm long. Leaves distichous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate, or involute; 1-2 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; ovate; 0.5-1 cm long; 0.3-0.5 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Panicle branches pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; subacute; 1-1.3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; subacute; 1-1.3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-1 mm long; 0.66-1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate. 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; obtuse. Fertile lemma obovate; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; indurate; pallid, or yellow; without keel. Lemma margins convolute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 0.5-0.6 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Renvoize 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra

    Panicum aldabrense Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Renvoize, S.A. [1325], Aldabra K000244685 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 25: 421 (1971)

    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.
    • Robertson, S.A. (1989). Flowering Plants of Seychelles: 1-327. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fosberg, F.R. & Renvoize, S.A. (1980). The Flora of Aldabra and neighbouring islands: 1-358. Crown, London.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fosberg, F.R. & Renvoize, S.A. (1980). The Flora of Aldabra and neighbouring islands: 1-358. Crown, London.

    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