Panicum wiehei Renvoize

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Status: Native
Annual with scrambling culms 30–100 cm. long. Leaf laminae 6–16 cm. long and 8–18 mm. wide, lanceolate, acuminate. Panicle 7–15 cm. long, ovate, moderately to much branched. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm. long, ovate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; inferior glume 1/4–1/3 the length of the spikelet, 0–1-nerved; superior glume 5-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, male, its palea well developed; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy.
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Habitat: Evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Extending northwards to Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 358.

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 39.

Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66(2) Page 248.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 151.

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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 wiehei., retrieved 22 June 2024

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