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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; weak; 6-12 cm long; 2-4 -noded. Culm-nodes bearded. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate; 2.5-3.5 cm long; 6-9 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; oblong; 4-5 cm long; 1-1.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels unequal; 0.2-0.5 mm long; 2.5 mm long at branch tip.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.2-1.3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.2-1.3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose; hairy at apex. Lower glume hairs 0.5-0.7 mm long. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; hairy at apex. Upper glume hairs 0.5-0.7 mm long. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 1-1.2 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined. Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 1-1.2 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum capuronii A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 103: 613 (1957)

    Not 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. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

    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