1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum lachnophyllum Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms decumbent; 15-30 cm long; wiry; 7-8 -noded; rooting from lower nodes. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; pilose; with tubercle-based hairs; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades spreading; linear, or lanceolate; 1.5-10 cm long; 3-9 mm wide; firm. Leaf-blade midrib evident. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; lanceolate; 2-7 cm long. Primary panicle branches simple, or sparsely divided. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-2 mm long; scabrous; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse, or subacute; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse, or subacute; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    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; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.75-2 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface striate. Lemma margins involute; pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl NSW 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Panicum lachnophyllum Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Stuart, C. [s.n.], Queensland K000674389 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Austral. 7: 486 (1878)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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