Panicum chambeshii Renvoize

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Status: Native
Tufted perennial; culms erect, 45–90 cm. high. Leaf laminae 7–20 cm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, linear. Panicle 7–14 cm. long, ovate, sparsely branched. Spikelets 3–4.5 mm. long, oblong, blunt or acute; inferior glume narrowly ovate, 1/3 the length of the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume ovate, 9-nerved, acute; inferior lemma ovate, 9-nerved, enclosing a male flower, its palea well developed; superior lemma shiny and minutely scaberulous at the apex.
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Habitat: Grassland beside rivers, on loamy soil.
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Worldwide distribution: southern Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 19.

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Panicum chambeshii., retrieved 23 May 2024

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