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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Ephemeral; culms 9–10 cm. high, erect, delicate.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf laminae 0.5–1.5 cm. long and 1–3 mm. wide, lanceolate, thin, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 0.5–1 cm. long, reduced to 2–3 spikelets on short slender pedicels.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2 mm. long, oblong, sparsely pilose; inferior glume 1/2 the length of the spikelet, a narrow, 1-nerved scale; superior glume 7-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, its palea well developed, male; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy.
    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; slender; 9-10 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 0.5-1.5 cm long; 1-3 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 2-3 fertile spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -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; pilose; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FZ.

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    Distribution

    Panicum nymphoides Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jackson, G. [1892], Malawi K000318206
    Phillips, S.M. [66], Malawi K000318205

    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
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    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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