1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum vatovae Chiov.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rootstock evident. Culms geniculately ascending; slender; 50-70 cm long; wiry. Lateral branches fastigiate. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades spreading, or reflexed; deciduous at the ligule; linear, or lanceolate; 3-10 cm long; 5-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 3-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches simple. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 3-3.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 3-3.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, or oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; dark green; without keels; 3(-5) -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; dark green; without keels; 7(-9) -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 3-3.8 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: northeast tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl Eth 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia

    Panicum vatovae Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Webbia 8: 74 (1951)

    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.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    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