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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 60-100 cm long. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 7-10 cm long; 5 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; obovate; 8-16 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.5-1.7 mm long; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.9 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.3 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum ibitense A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [10771], Madagascar K000244700 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 371 (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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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