1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum beecheyi Hook. & Arn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Hawaiian Islands.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 30-60 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or puberulous. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 0.7-1.8 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 10-18 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or puberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-18 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2.4-3.4 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2.4-3.4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume hairs 1.2-2.5 mm long. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 3 -veined; glabrous; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.25 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.7-1.9 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1-1.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Pacific: north-central.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Wagner 1993.

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    Distribution

    Panicum beecheyi Hook. & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Beechey, F. W. [s.n.], USA K000674382

    First published in Bot. Beechey Voy.: 100 (1832)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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