1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum lanipes Mez

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths woolly. Culms 20-90 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 7-20 cm long; 2-3(-5) mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 7-20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; (2-)2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; (2-)2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.33-0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 0-3 -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; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5-7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tufted perennial with densely lanate hairy base; culms 20–90 cm. high.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 7–20 cm. long and 2–3(5) mm. wide, linear, flat, glabrous to densely hirsute with tuberclebased hairs, acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 7–20 cm. long, ovate, moderately to densely branched.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets (2)2.5–3 mm., ovate, acute; inferior glume 1/3–2/3 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, 0–3-nerved; superior glume 5-nerved; inferior lemma 5–7-nerved, male, its palea well developed; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia

    Panicum lanipes Mez appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 57: 187 (1921)

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    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