Panicum madipirense Mez

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Status: Native
Annual with erect culms 25–120 cm. high. Leaf laminae 8–24 cm. long and 6–20 mm. wide, linear-lanceolate, cordate, acute or acuminate. Panicle 10–20(30) cm. long, oblong, finely branched. Spikelets 2.5–3.7 mm. long, oblong, glabrous; inferior glume 1/4 the length of the spikelet, cuff-like, membranous 1-sub-7-nerved; superior glume 9-nerved; inferior lemma 9-nerved, enclosing a male flower, its palea well developed; superior lemma smooth or scaberulous towards the apex.
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Habitat: Swamps and damp areas in bushland or wooded grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 26 - 27.

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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Flora of Botswana: Panicum madipirense
Flora of Malawi: Panicum madipirense
Flora of Mozambique: Panicum madipirense
Flora of Zimbabwe: Panicum madipirense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum madipirense
African Plant Database: Panicum madipirense
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Panicum madipirense
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Panicum madipirense
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Panicum madipirense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum madipirense
Plants of the World Online: Panicum madipirense
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Panicum madipirense., retrieved 27 June 2022

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