Panicum kasumense Renvoize

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Status: Native
Annual with weakly erect or decumbent culms 10–35 cm. long. Leaf laminae 3–4.5 cm. long and 2–5 mm. wide, linear, sharply acute. Panicle axillary and terminal, 3–8 cm. long, ovate, sparsely to moderately branched, the secondary branches short and appressed. Spikelets 2.5–3 mm. long, narrowly ovate, glabrous; inferior glume 1/2 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, 1-nerved, acuminate; superior glume 7-nerved, acuminate; inferior lemma 5-nerved, acuminate, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea pallid.
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Habitat: Grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from the type specimen, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 21.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum kasumense
African Plant Database: Panicum kasumense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Panicum kasumense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Panicum kasumense
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Panicum kasumense
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iNaturalist: Panicum kasumense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Panicum kasumense
JSTOR Plant Science: Panicum kasumense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum kasumense
Plants of the World Online: Panicum kasumense
Tropicos: Panicum kasumense
Wikipedia: Panicum kasumense

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 kasumense., retrieved 2 December 2023

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