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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms rambling; 300-400 cm long; woody (below), or firm (above). Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 12-14 cm long; 8-10 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; effuse; 10-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending. Panicle branches glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 10-30 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 2.9-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 2.9-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 2.5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 11 -veined. Upper glume surface hirsute. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 11 -veined; pubescent; obtuse. Palea of lower sterile floret 2-7 mm long. Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; indurate; light brown; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 2003.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum bathiei A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 73: 977 (1926 publ. 1927)

    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

    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