Panicum monticola Hook. f.

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Panicum monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Panicum monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Status: Native
Perennial grass with slender decumbent culms 30-100 cm. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescence a sparsely branched panicle, secondary branches often poorly developed. Spikelets ovate to ovate-lanceolate, maroon to purple tinged.
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Habitat: In shaded submontane forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 July 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 357.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 39.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 151.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Panicum monticola
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Panicum monticola
Tropicos: Panicum monticola
West African Plants database: Panicum monticola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Panicum monticola., retrieved 27 October 2016

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