1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum ambositrense A.Camus

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent, or rambling; weak; 100-200 cm long. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths eglandular. Ligule an eciliate membrane, or a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades conduplicate, or involute; 5-13 cm long; 3-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 10-25 cm long; with spikelets clustered towards branch tips. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; 5-15 cm long. Panicle branches eglandular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -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; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2.2 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins convolute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr Madag 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum ambositrense A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 370 (1925)

    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.
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    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