1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum inconspicuum Voronts.

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

    [KBu]

    Vorontsova, M.S. 2014. Two new species of Panicum sensu lato (Poaceae: Panicoideae) from Madagascar. Kew Bulletin 69: 9511. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-014-9511-3

    Type
    Type: Madagascar, Toliara, the seven lakes, Onilahy valley, forest understory, March 1960, Bosser 14595 (holotype TAN!; isotype P02307405!).
    Habit
    Delicate annual, ascending, rooting at lower nodes, 15 – 30 cm tall, the culms glabrous
    Ligules
    Ligule a lacerate membrane
    Leaves
    Leaf blades elliptic, flat, membranous, 1.5 – 6 × 0.5 – 1 cm, drying yellow-green, glabrous or with sparse bulbous-based cilia on both sides Leaf sheaths largely glabrous with ciliate edges
    Inflorescences
    Panicles terminal, partly or fully exserted on a peduncle 5 – 7 cm long, 4 – 10 cm long, ovate, side branches single, the branches divergent at maturity, scabrous, the spikelets usually paired, the pedicels 0.5 – 7 mm long
    Spikelets
    Spikelets ellipsoid, apically rounded, 1.2 – 1.3 mm long, pale green, never gaping open
    Glume
    Upper glume as long as the spikelet, membranous, 5-veined, glabrous becoming pubescent with curved glassy trichomes at maturity Lower glume ⅓ – ½ as long as the spikelet, obtuse to acute, 3-veined, glabrous becoming pubescent with curved glassy trichomes at maturity
    Flowers
    Lower flower absent, the palea absent
    Lemma
    Upper lemma apically apiculate, smooth, shiny, pale brown Lower lemma translucent, 3 – 5-veined, glabrous becoming pubescent with curved glassy trichomes at maturity
    Distribution
    South-western Madagascar. Map 2.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Panicum inconspicuum Voronts. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 69(2)-9511: 6 (2014)

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