Panicum gracilicaule Rendle

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Synonyms: Panicum verruciferum Mez
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Status: Native
Annual with slender culms 25–70 cm. high. Leaf laminae 4–10 cm. long, narrowly lanceolate. Panicle 5–12 cm. long, ovate or oblong. Spikelets (1.8)2–2.5 mm. long, ovate to elliptic, glabrous; inferior glume 2/3 the length of the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume 5-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, enclosing a male flower, its palea well developed; superior lemma and palea verruculose
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Habitat: Woodland on stony or arenaceous soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, West Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 19.

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.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Panicum gracilicaule
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Flora of Mozambique: Panicum gracilicaule
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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 gracilicaule., retrieved 19 May 2024

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