1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum sancta-luciense Fish

        This species is accepted, and its native range is KwaZulu-Natal.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms rambling; slender; 14-120 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with tubercle-based hairs; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base amplexicaul. Leaf-blades elliptic; 3-6 cm long; 5-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle obovate. Primary panicle branches 1-3 -nate. Panicle branches pubescent in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; (1-)3 -veined. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9-11 -veined. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5-2 mm long; indurate; pallid, or yellow; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface pilose; hairy above (sparsely). Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 1.3 mm long; yellow.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fish 2011.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Panicum sancta-luciense Fish appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 39: 238 (2009)

    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