Panicum trichoides Sw.

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Status: Native
Delicate annual with decumbent culms 15–100 cm. long. Leaf laminae 3–7 cm. long and 5–20 mm. wide, lanceolate or narrowly ovate, thin, pilose, acuminate. Panicle 5–15(25) cm. long, broadly ovate to ovate-oblong, finely branched, the branching regular. Spikelets 1–1.5 mm. long, asymmetrically ovate, puberulous, bluntly acute; inferior glume up to 1/2 the length of the spikelet, 1-nerved, separated from the superior glume by a short internode; superior glume 3–5-nerved; inferior lemma 3–5-nerved, its palea poorly developed, sterile; superior lemma and palea usually pallid, granulose.
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Habitat: Riverine forest
Altitude range: Up to 900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native in tropical America, probably introduced elsewhere
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 35.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum trichoides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum trichoides
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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 trichoides., retrieved 29 November 2022

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