1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum deschampsioides Domin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Central & NE. Queensland.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 17-50 cm long; 4 -noded. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-0.8 mm long. Leaf-blades 2-9 cm long; 1-2.8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; ciliate; hairy at base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 15-25 cm long; 2-5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 5-12 cm long. Panicle axis bearing deciduous branches. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 8-25 mm long; tip cupuliform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0-1.5 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-4.5 mm long; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0-2 mm long.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9 -veined; ribbed; acuminate; muticous, or awned. Awn of lower sterile floret 0-2.5 mm long. Fertile lemma elliptic; 1.5-1.7 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free brittle pericarp; dorsally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. WDC.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Panicum deschampsioides Domin appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Biblioth. Bot. 20: 230 (1915)

    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 Arthragrostis deschampsioides.]

    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