1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum manongarivense A.Camus

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Madagascar.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; weak; 15-20 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.5-4 cm long; 6-7 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade margins ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 3.5-6 cm long; 0.8-1 cm wide. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long; ciliate; hairy at tip; with 2-2.5 mm long hairs.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; subacute; 0.7-0.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; subacute; 0.7-0.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 0.7-0.8 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 0.7-0.8 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum manongarivense A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [11091], Madagascar K000244705 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 707 (1925)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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
    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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