1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum queenslandicum Domin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Maluku to E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rootstock evident. Butt sheaths villous. Culms 30-70 cm long; 3 -noded. Culm-internodes scaberulous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 10-25 cm long; 1-2.5 mm wide; firm. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-25 cm long; with spikelets clustered towards branch tips. Primary panicle branches spreading; whorled at lower nodes; branching divaricately; 10-23 cm long. Panicle branches stiff; with prominent pulvini. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-10 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 3-7 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 3-7 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, or ovate; 0.75-0.85 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins transversely connected at apex. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea, or without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 0.33 length of lemma. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 5-6 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia and Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl NSW 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Maluku, New Guinea, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

    Panicum queenslandicum Domin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1965 Wuth, E. [s.n.], Queensland K000215140 syntype
    Feb 1, 1965 Hartmann, C(arl) H(einrich) (1833-87) [s.n.], Australia K000215141 holotype
    Mueller, F(erdinand) (1825-96) [s.n.], Queensland K000215138
    Mueller, F(erdinand) (1825-96) [s.n.], Queensland K000215139 syntype

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 58 (1911)

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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