1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum chambeshii Renvoize

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect; 45-90 cm long. Leaf-sheaths as wide as blade at the collar, or narrower than blade at the collar. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 7-20 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 7-14 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse, or acute; 3-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse, or acute; 3-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. 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; 9 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 3-4.5 mm long; indurate; purple; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above (tip). Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: east tropical and southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FTEA.
    [FTEA]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton, S. M. Phillips & S. A. Renvoize. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1974

    Habit
    Tufted perennial, the basal leaf-sheaths persistent and becoming fibrous; culms erect, 45–90 cm. high.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear, 7–20 cm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, straight or tapering at the base, glabrous or pilose, acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle ovate, 7–14 cm. long, sparsely branched.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets oblong, 3–4.5 mm. long, blunt or acute; lower glume narrowly ovate, 1/3 the length of the spikelet, 3-nerved; upper glume ovate, 9-nerved, acute; lower lemma ovate, 9-nerved, male, its palea well developed; upper lemma shiny, purple and minutely scaberulous at the extreme tip.
    Habitat
    Marshy ground; 1230–1800 m.
    Distribution
    T7
    [FZ]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora Zambesiaca 10:3. 1989

    Habit
    Tufted perennial; culms erect, 45–90 cm. high.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 7–20 cm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, linear.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 7–14 cm. long, ovate, sparsely branched.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 3–4.5 mm. long, oblong, blunt or acute; inferior glume narrowly ovate, 1/3 the length of the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume ovate, 9-nerved, acute; inferior lemma ovate, 9-nerved, enclosing a male flower, its palea well developed; superior lemma shiny and minutely scaberulous at the apex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Panicum chambeshii Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1980 Vesey-Fitzgerald, D. [1428], Zambia K000282467 holotype
    Bidgood, S. [5220], Tanzania K000190448

    First published in Kew Bull. 34: 553 (1979 publ. 1980)

    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.
    • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Renv. in Kew Bulletin 34: 553 (1979).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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