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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Rhizomes elongated. Culms decumbent; slender; 15-25 cm long. Leaf-sheaths loose; striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 9-13 cm long; 5-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 6-8 secondary veins; with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; loose; 11-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches 5-7 -nate. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; acute; 3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; acute; 3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 0.25-0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.8 mm long; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous. Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.2 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex mucronate. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum parapaurochaetium A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 108: 162 (1961)

    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