Panicum hymeniochilum Nees

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Synonyms: Panicum filiculme Schinz
Panicum kisantuense Robyns
Panicum schlechteri Schinz
Panicum snowdenii C.E. Hubbard
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Status: Native
Aquatic annual with slender culms 14–120 cm. long. Leaf laminae 1.2–7(8.5) cm. long and 2–5(10) mm. wide, lanceolate, acute. Panicle 2–10 cm. long, oblong, pilose with both tapering and clavellate hairs, rarely the clavellate hairs absent. Spikelets 2–2.5(3) mm. long, oblong; inferior glume 1/2–2/3 the length of the spikelet, 0–1-nerved; superior glume 7–9-nerved; inferior lemma 7–9-nerved, sterile, its palea poorly developed; superior lemma shiny.
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Habitat: River margins and swampy places.
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Worldwide distribution: Madagascar, from Guinée and Ethiopia southwards to South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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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 16.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 52. As Panicum snowdenii

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 142.

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Flora of Botswana: Panicum hymeniochilum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum hymeniochilum
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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 hymeniochilum., retrieved 26 May 2024

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