Panicum trichoides Sw.

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Common names:
Delicate annual with decumbent culms 15–100 cm. long. Leaf laminae 3–7 cm. long and 5–20 mm. wide, lanceolate or narrowly ovate, thin, pilose, acuminate. Panicle 5–15(25) cm. long, broadly ovate to ovate-oblong, finely branched, the branching regular. Spikelets 1–1.5 mm. long, asymmetrically ovate, puberulous, bluntly acute; inferior glume up to 1/2 the length of the spikelet, 1-nerved, separated from the superior glume by a short internode; superior glume 3–5-nerved; inferior lemma 3–5-nerved, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea usually pallid, granulose.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native in tropical America, probably introduced elsewhere
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 35.

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 trichoides., retrieved 20 May 2024

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