1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum smithii M.M.Rahman

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 15-35 cm long; 1-2 mm diam.; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; lacerate. Leaf-blades 4-8 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; effuse; 5-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches 7-10 in number; spreading; 3-7 cm long. Panicle axis scaberulous. Panicle branches capillary; scaberulous. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; 2-2.3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; 2-2.3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; hairy above. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; pilose; hairy above; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic, or obovate; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.75 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Rahman 2005.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Vietnam

    Panicum smithii M.M.Rahman appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1988 Balansa, B. [468], Vietnam K000290305 isotype

    First published in Blumea 34: 173 (1989)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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