Panicum graniflorum Stapf

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Status: Native
Description:
Tufted or shortly rhizomatous perennial; culms 30–150 cm. high. Leaf laminae 10–25 cm. long and 2–5 mm. wide, linear, often glaucous, acute. Panicle (7)12–25(35) cm. long, oblong, moderately branched with the secondary branches long and ascending. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm. long, ovate, shortly pedicelled and clustered on short tertiary branches; inferior glume 1/3–2/3 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, 1–3-nerved, recurved acuminate; superior glume ovate, 5-nerved, recurved acute to acuminate; inferior lemma ovate, 5-nerved, acute, its palea well developed, enclosing a male flower, superior lemma pale and glossy.
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Habitat: Grassland on sandy, often damp soil
Altitude range: 400 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Flora Zambesiaca area
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 357.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 24.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 51.

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.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum graniflorum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Panicum graniflorum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Panicum graniflorum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Panicum graniflorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum graniflorum
Plants of the World Online: Panicum graniflorum
Tropicos: Panicum graniflorum
Wikipedia: Panicum graniflorum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Panicum graniflorum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106240, retrieved 27 October 2021

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