Panicum palmifolium J. König, Naturforscher. 23: 208. 1788.
Perennials; clums caespitose, 60-100 cm tall, with short rhizome. Blade lanceolate, pubescent
below, to 40 cm long, to 6.5 cm wide, plicate; sheath keeled, papillose-hispid; ligule a ring of hairs, 1.5-
2 mm long. Panicle loose, as much as 40 cm long, spikelets crowded, branches extending into bristles of
5-15 mm long; main axis nearly glabrous. Spikelets 3-4 mm long, lanceolate, acute; glumes and lower
lemma with margins hyaline; lower glume 3-5-veined, ovate, 1/3-1/2 as long as spikelet; upper glume
ovate, 5-7-veined, 1/2 to as long as spikelet; lower lemma 5-veined, acuminate, with a short incurved
point, enclosing a hyaline lower palea; upper lemma ovate, faintly and transversely rugose, mucronate,
shiny; anther ca.1.4 mm long.
ILAN: Kueishan, Hsu 870. Keelung: Keelung, Kuo 4266. TAIPEI: Wulai, Hsu 74; Yangmingshan, Hsu 132.
MIAOLI: Senghsin, Hsu 1359. NANTOU: Chitou, Kuoh 10345; Sun Moon Lake, Hsu 1344. PINGTUNG: Kenting,
Hsu 3935. TAITUNG: Chihpen, Hsu 972. HUALIEN: Tailuko, Suzuki 9505.
Tropics of the Old World. Taiwan, in shady places.
leaf surface 表面: (mix)mixed type with variable surface nodules
sclerenchyma 厚壁組織: (trstr)strand trichome-like
chlorenchyma 葉綠組織: (radia)cells radiate and lesser than bundle sheath cell in width
bundle sheath 維管束鞘: (sk)single bundle sheath with conspicuous chloroplast
buliform cells well developed 泡狀細胞發達: (bboth)appear both in adaxial and abaxial side
chlorenchyma cell number between two adjacent veins: 2
chloroplast form in bundle sheath 束鞘細胞內之葉綠體型式: (per)large amount and in peripheral site
mestome sheath 內束鞘細胞: (Xyms -)metaxylem pole adjacent with outer bundle sheath
distance between two adjancent vein 脈間距: 87 micrometer
length/weidth ratio of bundle sheath in LS 束鞘細胞縱面長寬比: 3
chlorenchyma cell shape in LS 葉綠細胞縱面形狀: lobed