Panicum poaeoides Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum acutissimum Peter
Panicum graciliculme Napper
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Status: Native
Tufted perennial; culms 30–80 cm. high from a knotty base. Leaf laminae 6–8 cm. long and 3–8 mm. wide, linear, acuminate. Panicle 6–12(16) cm. long, ovate, moderately to much branched, usually dense and compact. Spikelets 2.3–3.2 mm. long, ovate; inferior glume 1/3–2/3 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, 1-nerved, straight or recurved acuminate; superior glume ovate, 7-nerved, recurved acute or acuminate; inferior lemma ovate, 7-nerved, acute, its palea well developed, enclosing a male flower; superior lemma glossy
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Habitat: Savanna on various soils, often in damp ground
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 2100 m
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Worldwide distribution: from Ethiopia to DRC, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 22.

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 poaeoides., retrieved 28 May 2024

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