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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 25-60 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 6-16 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 6-18 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending. Panicle branches flexible. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; acuminate. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; indurate; dark brown; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual; culms erect, 25–60 cm. high.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 6–16 cm. long and 4–8 mm. wide, linear or linear lanceolate, cordate, acute or finely pointed.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 6–18 cm. long, oblong, moderately branched, the branches flexuous, ascending or appressed to the axis.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2.5–3 mm. long, lanceolate, glabrous; inferior glume 1/2 the length of the spikelet, ovate, 1-nerved, acuminate; superior glume 7-nerved, acuminate; inferior lemma 7-nerved, acuminate, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea glossy, pale or dark brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Panicum zambesiense Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gonde, P. [289], Zimbabwe K000282449 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 44: 544 (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
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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