Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Monocotyledon Literature for Panicum nephelophilum
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Poaceae -- The Grass Family Bibliography
      Panicum nephelophilum

Common name(s): panic grass, konakona
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Poaceae - Panicum nephelophilum

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Cespitose perennials 45-240 cm tall; culms unbranched, glabrous or appressed pubescent to papillose-pilose, the nodes glabrous or villous.
Leaves cauline; sheaths densely puberulent to papillose-pilose with hairs up to 11 mm long; ligule a ciliate membrane, 1.1-4.9 mm long, the membrane 0.3-1.5 mm long, the cilia 1-3.5 mm long; blades 10-40 cm long, (0.8-)1.1-2.5 cm wide, flat, glabrous or sparsely papillose-pilose to velvety short-pubescent.
Panicles 15-60 cm long, terminal, the lower branches usually whorled, scabrid, widely spreading at maturity, the axils usually pubescent; spikelets 1.8-3.4 mm long, acuminate, glabrous; glumes as long as spikelet, equal or second glume slightly shorter than first one, first glume 5-7-nerved, acuminate to acute, second glume 7-nerved, acute; first floret sterile, first lemma as long as or slightly shorter than glumes, 7-9-nerved, first palea 1/3-1/2 as long as lemma; second floret 1.5-2 mm long, 0.6-0.8 mm wide, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, glossy, smooth; anthers 0.9-1.5 mm long, purple.