Panicum eickii Mez

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Status: Native
Small perennial with culms 10–30 cm. long straggling or forming tufts from slender wiry rhizomes. Leaf laminae 2–5 cm. long and 1–5 mm. wide, linear-lanceolate, flat, sharply acute. Panicle small 0.7–3.5 cm. long, narrowly oblong very sparsely branched, the branches often somewhat contracted. Spikelets 2–3 mm. long, ovate-elliptic, glabrous; inferior glume as long as the spikelet, (3)5-nerved; superior glume 7-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved its palea well developed, male; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy
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Habitat: Submontane grassland in damp, rocky open situations
Altitude range: (metres) 2300 - 2850 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Usambara & Uluguru Mountains, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 42.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 38.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 50.

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.

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

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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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 eickii., retrieved 20 May 2024

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