1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum auricomum Nees ex Trin.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & SE. Brazil.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; slender; 45-60 cm long. Lateral branches ample; arising from upper culm. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades linear; 4-8 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless except near base. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; terminal. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 6-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 1 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 1 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 0.8-0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea, or without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Paniceae. WDC 2004.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Brazil Southeast

    Panicum auricomum Nees ex Trin. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Albuquerque, B.W. [1233], Brazil K001101867

    First published in Gram. Panic.: 204 (1826)

    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.

    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

    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