Panicum chionachne Mez

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Panicum chionachne

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Panicum chionachne

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Panicum chionachne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Panicum chionachne

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

Panicum chionachne

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeze road, Nyika National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial with slender, decumbent or trailing culms 35–100 cm long. Leaves lanceolate, 5–13 cm long and 5–16 mm wide, flat. Panicle broadly ovate in outline, 6–22 cm long, sparsely to moderately branched. Spikelets ovate, 2–3 mm. long, hairless; inferior glume 3/4 to as long as the spikelet, 3-veined; superior glume 5–7-veined; inferior lemma 5-veined; superior lemma and palea pallid, glossy.
Type location:
Tanzania
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Habitat: Damp places in montane grassland or sometimes in shaded forest.
Altitude range: 1000 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Content last updated: Thursday 4 July 2019
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) Pages 39 - 40. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 50.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 133.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Panicum chionachne
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum chionachne
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Panicum chionachne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=186850, retrieved 21 November 2019

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