1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum laevinode Lindl.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Butt sheaths sparsely hairy. Culms erect; 15-60 cm long; compressible; 2-4 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Culm-nodes brown; glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1-2 mm long. Leaf-blades 5-20 cm long; 2.5-6 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade midrib prominent beneath. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 5-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; branching divaricately. Panicle axis glabrous, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-5 mm long; tip cupuliform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2.4-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2.4-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; clasping; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; pallid; without keels; 0-5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7-9 -veined; acuminate. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.75 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.75-2 mm long; indurate; pallid, or light brown; shiny; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 1.5 mm long; pallid. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl NSW 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

    Panicum laevinode Lindl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1918 White, S. A. [3], South Australia Panicum whitei K000674341 Unknown type material

    First published in T.L.Mitchell, Three Exped. Australia: 235 (1838)

    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