Panicum peteri Pilg.

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Synonyms: Polyneura squarrosa Peter
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Status: Native
Perennial with branching culms 50–150 cm. high. Leaf sheaths clavellate hairy; laminae 4–8 cm. long and 12–20 mm. wide, narrowly ovate, narrowed and asymmetric at the base, clavellate hairy on the margins, acuminate. Panicle 4–6 cm. long, scarcely exserted from the uppermost leaf sheath, oblong, sparsely branched. Spikelets oblong, 4–5 mm. long, glabrous; inferior glume ovate, 1/2 the length of the spikelet, 7-nerved; superior glume as long as the spikelet, 11-nerved; inferior lemma 13-nerved, sterile, its palea well developed; superior lemma and palea dull, minutely puberulous at the apex.
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Habitat: Forest shade.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Tanzania, 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 14.

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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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 peteri., retrieved 20 April 2024

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