Panicum sabiense Renvoize

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Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial with slender pubescent rhizomes; culms 40–100 cm. high, wiry at the base. Leaf laminae 9–27 cm. × 2–6 mm., acute. Panicle 8–18 cm. long, oblong. Spikelets 2.4–2.8 mm. long, oblong, glabrous, obtuse; inferior glume broadly ovate 1/3 the length of the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume 5-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, male, its palea well developed; superior lemma transversely rugulose.
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Habitat: In woodland or bush.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 16 - 17.

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

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 sabiense., retrieved 27 February 2024

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