1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum palauense Ohwi

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Caroline Islands (Palau).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect; 30-40 cm long; 3-5 -noded. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; hispid; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades 10-15 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; pubescent, or pilose; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 10-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; bearing 4-6 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches scaberulous; glabrous; glabrous in axils, or pubescent in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 1 mm long; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 2 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 2 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.5 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Pacific: northwestern.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Ohwi 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Caroline Is.

    Panicum palauense Ohwi appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 55: 544 (1941)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, 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