1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum bambusiusculum Stapf

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms rambling; 100-200 cm long; 15 mm diam.; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches fastigiate. Leaf-sheaths 1.5-2.5 cm long; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2-6 cm long; 5-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 1.5-2 cm long; 1 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Panicle branches flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-2 mm long; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 1.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 1.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.5 mm long; 0.8 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; pubescent; with tubercle-based hairs; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.2 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 0.8 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Stapf 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum bambusiusculum Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gerrard [75], Madagascar K000244689

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 267 (1919)

    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
    • 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

    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