1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum pearsonii F.Bolus

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths woolly. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 25-50 cm long; 2-4 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; striate. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths 10 cm long; striately veined; smooth; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 10-25 cm long; 7-9 mm wide; light green to mid-green. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-20 cm long; 6-12.5 cm wide; contracted about primary branches. Primary panicle branches 1 -nate; 5-12 cm long. Panicle branches flexuous; smooth, or scaberulous; pubescent in axils. Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 2 mm long; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; acute; 3.1-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; acute; 3.1-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, or orbicular; clasping; 2 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 3-3.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins prominent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 3-3.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 3 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Bolus 1999.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Namibia

    Panicum pearsonii F.Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Pearson, H.H.W. [8518], Namibia K000255502 Unknown type material

    First published in Ann. Bolus Herb. 1: 107 (1915)

    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.

    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