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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 40-150 cm long. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Leaves with sheath almost obsolete. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades appressed (imbricate); triangular (scale-like); 0.05-0.15 cm long; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile spikelets; shorter than basal leaves. Spikelets solitary.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.8 mm long; 0.4 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.5 mm long; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; membranous; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 1.8-2 mm long; coriaceous; shiny. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; coriaceous.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. WDC.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum cupressifolium A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [14548], Madagascar K000244693 Unknown type material
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [14548], Madagascar K000244691
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [14548], Madagascar K000244692
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [14548], Madagascar K000244694 Unknown type material
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [14548], Madagascar K000244695 Unknown type material
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [3888], Madagascar K000244696
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [10833], Madagascar K000244697

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 372 (1925)

    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

    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.

    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