1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum subtilissimum Renvoize

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms erect; slender; 30-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; convolute; 5-20 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; 6-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading, or reflexed; simple. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1(-3) -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; yellow; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined. Fertile lemma orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; chartaceous; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface tuberculate (verruculose). Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; chartaceous. Palea surface tuberculate (verruculose).
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Africa: west tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Renvoize 2000.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ivory Coast

    Panicum subtilissimum Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1980 Ake Assi [5716], Ivory Coast K000256824 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 34: 552 (1979 publ. 1980)

    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
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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