1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum harleyi Salariato, Morrone & Zuloaga

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Bahia).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 50 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes elliptical in section; thin-walled; 3-7 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes constricted; brown; glabrous. Leaf-sheaths 2-7 cm long; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.7 mm long. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7-13 cm long; 3-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins ciliate; hairy at base. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle 11 cm long; glabrous. Panicle open; pyramidal; 15 cm long; 7 cm wide; contracted about primary branches. Primary panicle branches 11 in number; distant; 2.5-5.5 cm long; bearing 3-4 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis with lower internodes 1-4.5 cm long; hispid. Panicle branches glabrous in axils, or pubescent in axils. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels clavate; 1-5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5-2.6 mm long; 0.8-1 mm wide; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5-2.6 mm long; 0.8-1 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1.5-1.7 mm long; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 2.5-2.6 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume surface papillose. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; papillose; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.3-2.5 mm long; 0.6-0.7 mm wide; indurate; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface papillose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; 0.3 mm long. Anthers 3; 1.4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 1.1 mm long. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Salariato 2011.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Panicum harleyi Salariato, Morrone & Zuloaga appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syst. Bot. 36: 55 (2011)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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