1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum silvestre Fish

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms rambling; slender; 15-40 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes pallid; glabrous. Lateral branches ample. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades elliptic; 2-8.5 cm long; 4-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade margins glabrous, or tuberculate-ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle 3.5-14.5 cm long; 2-18 cm wide. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 10-15 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2.4 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2.4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume inner surface glabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5-7 -veined. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.5-2 mm long; indurate; pallid, or light brown; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fish 2011.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Panicum silvestre Fish appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 39: 239 (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