1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum bullockii Renvoize

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

    [FZ]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora Zambesiaca 10:3. 1989

    Habit
    Rhizomatous perennial; culms 20–40 cm. long, loosely tufted, decumbent or ascending, branching.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 2.5–7 cm. long and 4–10 mm. wide, lanceolate, flat, acute or finely pointed.
    Inflorescences
    Panicles 5–7.5 cm. long ovate-oblong, moderately to sparsely branched, pilose, with or without clavellate hairs.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2.5–3 mm. long, oblong, obtuse; inferior glume 1/2 the length of the spikelet, ovate, 5–7-nerved; superior glume 9-nerved; inferior lemma 9-nerved, its palea moderately developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea glossy, pallid.
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 20-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2.5-7 cm long; 4-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; 5-7.5 cm long. Panicle branches pilose; with simple hairs, or clavellate hairs. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.

    Distribution

    Panicum bullockii Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 44: 543 (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.
    • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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