1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum lycopodioides Bory ex Nees

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms decumbent; slender; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches ample. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths 0.4-0.5 cm long; longer than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades appressed; ovate; 0.6-1 cm long; coriaceous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle, or comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1-8 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; ovate; 1 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 2.25 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.5-2.5 mm long; 0.75-1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or distinct. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75-1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. 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; 3-5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.25 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl Masc 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Réunion

    Panicum lycopodioides Bory ex Nees appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in C.F.P.von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 2: 236 (1829)

    Not 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. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • de Cordemoy, E.J. (1895). Flore de l'ile de la Réunion: 1-574. Librairie des sciences naturelles Paul Klincksieck, Paris.

    Sources

    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