1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum inaequilatum Stapf & C.E.Hubb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect, or decumbent; slender; 10-40(-60) cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-6 cm long; 2-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 1.5-7 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; pilose; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5-2.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial with delicate, often tufted, erect or decumbent culms from a slender rhizome; culms 10–40(60) cm. long.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 2–6 cm. long and 2–6 mm. wide, flat, acute or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 1.5–7 cm. long, ovate, sparsely branched, the branches spreading at maturity.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2–3 mm. long, elliptic, sparsely to densely pilose; inferior glume as long as the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume 7-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Panicum inaequilatum Stapf & C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Department of Agriculture Herbarium [3375], Zimbabwe K000255521 holotype
    Department of Agriculture Herbarium [3375], Zimbabwe K000255523 isotype
    Department of Agriculture Herbarium [3375], Zimbabwe K000255524 isotype
    Department of Agriculture Herbarium [3375], Zimbabwe K000255522 isotype
    Harris, T. [399], Mozambique K000613835

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927: 267 (1927)

    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.

    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
    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