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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 12-17 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface, or pilose. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 1-1.5 cm long; 2-2.5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface pilose. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 1.2-2 cm long; 0.5-0.8 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 0.3-0.5 cm long. Panicle branches flexuous; pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3(-5) mm long; ciliate; with 2.5-3 mm long hairs.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.3-1.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.3-1.5 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. Lower glume apex entire, or erose; acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.3-1.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface rugose; rough above. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 1.3-1.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5-7 -veined; rugose; rough above; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum neobathiei A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 74: 634 (1927 publ. 1928)

    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
    • 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

    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