1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum latzii R.D.Webster

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rootstock evident. Cataphylls evident. Culms erect; 40-80 cm long; 3-8 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths smooth; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 1.2-3 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; 14-40 cm long; 2.5-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 20-40 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 15-30 cm long; bearing 24-80 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches scabrous; bearded in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-7 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.3-4.1 mm long; 1-1.3 mm wide; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.3-4.1 mm long; 1-1.3 mm wide; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume obovate; 0.8-1.2 mm long; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9 -veined; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 1 length of lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.2-2.5 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma lateral veins distinct. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.3-1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Webster 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

    Panicum latzii R.D.Webster appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Clement, E. [s.n.], Australia Panicum decompositum var. acuminatissimum K000674345 lectotype
    Clement, E. [s.n.], Australia Panicum decompositum var. acuminatissimum K000674346

    First published in Austral. Paniceae: 132 (1987)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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