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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tufted annual with erect or geniculately ascending, slender culms 20–30 cm. high.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 3–8 cm. long and 1–3 mm. wide, flat or folded, acute or finely pointed, ascending or appressed to the culms.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 2–5 cm. long, linear, sparsely branched, the branches appressed to the axis, scarcely exserted from the uppermost leaf-sheath.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 3.5–4.5 mm. long, lanceolate, glabrous; inferior glume 1/4 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, clasping, 3-nerved; superior glume 9–11-nerved, acuminate; inferior lemma 9–11-nerved, acuminate, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea 2.5 mm. long, pallid, beaked.
    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; slender; 20-30 cm long; firm. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades appressed, or ascending; flat, or conduplicate; 3-8 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle open; linear; 2-5 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.5-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.5-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9-11 -veined; acuminate. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex rostrate. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.

    Distribution

    Panicum perangustatum Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 44: 545 (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