1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum pauciflorum R.Br.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 31-75 cm long; 4-8 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches sparse. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5-2 mm long. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 4-20 cm long; 1.5-5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 3-12 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2-6 cm long; bearing 2-8 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches smooth, or scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 3-20 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblanceolate, or elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 3.7-5.2 mm long; 1.1-1.8 mm wide; falling entire; readily shedding fertile florets. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes. Floret callus evident; winged; with free apical wings; truncate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblanceolate, or elliptic, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 3.7-5.2 mm long; 1.1-1.8 mm wide; falling entire; readily shedding fertile florets. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes. Floret callus evident; winged; with free apical wings; truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2-3.1 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate, or elliptic; 3.6-5.1 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic, or oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; acute, or acuminate. Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 2.6-3.6 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Palea involute; 1 length of lemma; indurate. Palea apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1-1.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Webster.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

    Panicum pauciflorum R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia Yakirra pauciflora K000215130
    Brown, R. [s.n.], Australia Yakirra pauciflora K000215129

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 191 (1810)

    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 Yakirra pauciflora.]

    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