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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 12-60 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 1.5-4.5 cm long; 4-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 3-8 cm long. Panicle branches pilose; with clavellate hairs. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels ciliate; hairy at tip (exceeding spikelet).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2-2.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2-2.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. 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; 2-2.2 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse; pubescent. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical and southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Delicate annual with erect culms 12–60 cm. high.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 1.5–4.5 cm. long and 4–15 mm. wide, lanceolate, cordate, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 3–8 cm. long, elliptic, clavellate-hairy; the tips of the pedicels bearing long hairs which overtop the spikelets.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2–2.2 mm. long, oblong; inferior glume 1/2 the length of the spikelet; superior glume 9-nerved; inferior lemma 9-nerved, male, its palea well developed; superior lemma pilose at the apex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Zambia

    Panicum habrothrix Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4305], Zambia K000282440 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4305], Zambia K000282441 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 486 (1968)

    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.
    • Ndabaneze, P. (1989). Catalogue des Graminées du Burundi Lejeunia; Revue de Botanique, n.s., 132: 1-127.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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