1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum mindanaense Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Malesia to New Guinea.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-80 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades 5-15 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 10-15 cm long; with spikelets clustered towards branch tips. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.8 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.8 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5-7 -veined; acuminate. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.5 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.8 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China, Malesia, and Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Reeder 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Lesser Sunda Is., New Guinea, Philippines

    Panicum mindanaense Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 13, 1986 Kerr, A.F.G. [20629], Thailand K000620748
    Allen, C. E. F. [176], Australia Panicum delicatum K000674352
    Allen, C. E. F. [178], Australia Panicum delicatum K000674353 Unknown type material

    First published in Philipp. J. Sci. 1(Suppl.): 360 (1906)

    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.
    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    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