Panicum inaequilatum Stapf & C.E. Hubb.

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Status: Native
Perennial with delicate, often tufted, erect or decumbent culms from a slender rhizome; culms 10–40(60) cm. long. Leaf laminae 2–6 cm. long and 2–6 mm. wide, flat, acute or acuminate. Panicle 1.5–7 cm. long, ovate, sparsely branched, the branches spreading at maturity. Spikelets 2–3 mm. long, elliptic, sparsely to densely pilose; inferior glume as long as the spikelet, 3-nerved; superior glume 7-nerved; inferior lemma 5-nerved, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy.
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Habitat: Submontane grassland, in wet places
Altitude range: 1600 - 2400 m
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Worldwide distribution: southern Tanzania (Mbeya), Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: MS
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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 357.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 42. As Panicum inaquilatum

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 38.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Panicum inaequilatum., retrieved 19 June 2024

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