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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; slender; 60-70 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; truncate. Leaf-blades 20-25 cm long; 6-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 4.2-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 4.2-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3.8 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 3.5-4 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 3.2-3.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum ankarense A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 92: 50 (1945)

    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 Unplaced Name.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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