Panicum arcurameum Stapf

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Status: Native
Hispid annual with geniculately ascending, branching culms 15–40 cm. high. Leaf laminae 5–15 cm. long and 5–15 mm. wide, linear or linear-lanceolate, acute. Panicle 4–13 cm. long, ovate, moderately to much branched, usually scarcely exserted from the uppermost leaf-sheath. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm. long, ovate, glabrous, apiculate; inferior glume 1/2 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, 5–7-nerved; superior glume as long as the spikelet, 9-nerved; inferior lemma similar to the superior glume, sterile, its palea poorly developed; superior lemma and palea dark, glossy.
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Habitat: Disturbed ground on sandy or clay soils
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 26.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 107.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Panicum arcurameum., retrieved 29 November 2023

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