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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 25-35 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 1.4-2 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 5-7 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading. Panicle branches capillary; pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.1-0.2 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume ovate; 1.4 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate, or ovate; 1.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum flacourtii A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 449 (1925)

    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