1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum buncei F.Muell. ex Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Queensland to SE. South Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rootstock evident. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms slender; 30-80 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.75 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate, or involute; 10-20 cm long; 1.5-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; nodding; 7-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending, or spreading; 1-2 -nate; profusely divided; 5-17 cm long. Panicle branches capillary; glabrous in axils. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3 mm long; tip cupuliform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute, or acuminate; 3-4.5 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute, or acuminate; 3-4.5 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; clasping; gibbous; 0.25-0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins obscure. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins prominent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7-9 -veined; prominently veined; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.75 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.7-2 mm long; indurate; pallid, or light brown; shiny; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.25 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl NSW 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia

    Panicum buncei F.Muell. ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Leichhardt, F. W. L. [s.n.], Australia K000355354 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Austral. 7: 487 (1878)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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.
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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