Panicum fischeri Bor

First published in Kew Bull. 11: 257 (1956)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SW. India. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 50-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 15-30 cm long; 10-25 cm wide. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes; 8-15 cm long. Panicle branches scaberulous; glabrous in axils; with insignificant pulvini. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; 5 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; 5 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 9 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3.5 mm long; coriaceous; yellow; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; coriaceous. Rhachilla extension 3.5 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Paniceae. Bor 1993.
[GB]

Sources

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    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0