1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Panicum L.
      1. Panicum bombycinum B.K.Simon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Central Queensland.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 15-35 cm long; 2-4 -noded. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; without keel; pubescent. Ligule a ciliate membrane; 1.5 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 9-21 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 6-12 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 3-6 cm long; bearing 3-5 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis scabrous; bearing deciduous branches. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels angular; 5-20 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.7-2 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; acuminate. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.3 mm long; indurate; light brown; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Simon 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Panicum bombycinum B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1992 Thompson, E. J. [148], Queensland K000674385 isotype

    First published in Austrobaileya 3: 594 (1992)

    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.

    Sources

    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