Panicum gilvum Launert

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Status: Native
Annual with culms 20–70 cm. high, erect or geniculately ascending, branched, soft. Leaf laminae 7–15 cm. long and 3–6 mm. wide, linear, flat, sharply acute. Panicles 4–10 cm. long, narrowly oblong, seldom fully exserted from the uppermost leaf-sheath, sparsely branched, the branches appressed. Spikelets 2.5–4 mm. long, ovate-oblong, acute; inferior glume 1/5–1/4 the length of the spikelet, membranous, cuff-like, obtuse or bluntly acute 0–1-nerved; superior glume as long as the spikelet 11-nerved; inferior lemma 9-nerved; its palea absent, sterile; superior lemma and palea glossy.
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Habitat: Seasonal rainwater pans.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 27.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Botswana Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 20.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 142.

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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 gilvum., retrieved 30 May 2024

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