Panicum phragmitoides Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum phragmitoides var. lasioneuron Stapf
Panicum trypheron var. giganteum Rendle
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust, tufted or shortly rhizoinatous perennial with erect culms 100–200 cm. high. Leaf laminae 50–75 cm. long and 5–15(20) mm. wide, linear, acuminate. Panicle (20)30–60 cm. long, ovate to oblong, moderately branched. Spikelets 3–4 mm. long, ovate; inferior glume 1/2–2/3 the length of the spikelet, ovate, 5-nerved, straight or recurved acuminate; superior glume 7-nerved, acuminate; inferior lemma 7–9-nerved, its palea well developed, enclosing a male flower, superior lemma pale and glossy.
Type location:
Central African Republic
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Habitat: Wooded grassland on sandy or red soils
Altitude range: 450 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: from Tanzania westwards to Guinée and Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Literature:

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 24.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 52.

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.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Panicum phragmitoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106420, retrieved 24 October 2021

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