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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 30-70 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base amplexicaul. Leaf-blades ovate; 3-6 cm long; 8-17 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; 6-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; simple. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; gibbous; 1.5-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; gibbous; 1.5-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 1-1.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface papillose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate. Palea surface papillose.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual; culms erect, 30–70 cm. high.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 3–6 cm. long and 8–17 mm. wide, narrowly ovate, amplexicaul, pilose, sharply acute.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 6–10 cm. long, broadly ovate or oblong, secondary branches usually reduced or absent, the spikelets appearing to be pseudoracemosely arranged on the ascending primary branches.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 1.5–2 mm. long, obliquely ovate, sparsely to densely pilose; inferior glume as long as the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume 5-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, its palea well developed, male; superior lemma and palea pallid, densely papillose.

    Distribution

    Panicum pseudoracemosum Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    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
    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