1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum dorsense S.M.Phillips

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; mat forming; clumped loosely. Culms decumbent; slender; 10-35 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Lateral branches ample. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 0.8-2 cm long; 3-4 mm wide; firm. Leaf-blade surface pubescent. Leaf-blade margins ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 3-5 cm long; bearing many spikelets. Primary panicle branches ascending. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.8-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 1.8-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. 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; 5-7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.8-2 mm long; indurate; pallid, or grey; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    Africa: northeast tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl Eth 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia

    Panicum dorsense S.M.Phillips appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gilbert, M.G. [9262], Ethiopia K000255572 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 46: 535 (1991)

    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.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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