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Panicum humile Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 84. 1854; Veldkamp, Blumea 41: 194. 1996.


Panicum humile

Credit: CC Hsu

  • Panicum watense Mez.

    Annuals; culm geniculate at base, 20-40 cm tall. Blade glabrous, 2-3 mm wide; sheath loose, ciliate on margins; ligule short, membranaceous, ca. 1 mm long, with a ciliated apex. Panicle spreading, reddish, ovoid, less than 9 cm long, branches capillary. Spikelets lanceolate, acute, ca. 1.7 mm long, glabrous; lower glume acute, more than 1/2 as long as spikelet, 3-veined; upper glume and lower lemma equal in length, 5-veined; upper lemma shorter than spikelet, ca. 1.2 mm long, greyish, obtuse, shiny, coriaceous.

    HSINCHU: Suzuki s. n. NANTOU: Chingshuikou, Huang s. n. PINGTUNG: Kenting, Suzuki 12528; Ssuchungchi, Hsu 1166.

    Tropical Africa, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malesia and southern China. Taiwan, at low elevation in tea plantations, dry fields and open waste places.


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