1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum homblei Robyns

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; slender; 40-60 cm long; firm; 2-3 -noded. Culm-internodes unequal, the upper longer; terete; striate; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes pubescent. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths deciduous; longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface to pubescent; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 12-18 cm long; 2-5.5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface glabrous to pubescent. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; 12-18 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate; subdividing 3-4 times; rebranched near base; 6-9 cm long. Panicle branches flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; unequal; 4-8 mm long; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; 2.5 mm long; falling entire; readily shedding fertile florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; 2.5 mm long; falling entire; readily shedding fertile florets.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; chartaceous; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface tuberculate (verruculose). Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; chartaceous. Palea surface tuberculate (verruculose).
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl Agric Congo Belge 1998.

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    Distribution

    Panicum homblei Robyns appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Homblé [134], Zaire K000255595 Unknown type material
    Homblé [134], Zaire K000255596

    First published in Mém. Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge, Sect. Sci. Nat. (8vo), reimpr. 1: 35 (1932)

    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
    • Robyns, W. (1934). Flore Agrostologique du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 2: 9-386. Goemaere, Bruxelles.

    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.
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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