Panicum nervatum (Franch.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Isachne nervata Franch.
Panicum baumannii K. Schum.
Panicum fulgens Stapf
Panicum subrepandum Rendle
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Status: Native
Perennial with weak scrambling culms 30–130 cm. long. Leaf laminae 5–15 cm. long, narrowly lanceolate to linear. Panicle 6–18 cm. long, ovate-oblong. Spikelets 1.5–2.5 mm. long, ovoid to orbicular, glabrous or pubescent; inferior glume 2/3–3/4 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: Wooded grassland and open hillsides, on arenaceous or stony soils.
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Worldwide distribution: from West Africa to the Sudan and southwards to Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and Angola
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) Pages 19 - 20.

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

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 nervatum
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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 nervatum., retrieved 30 May 2024

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