Panicum graniflorum Stapf

Images: None on this site.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Common names:
Status: Native
Tufted or shortly rhizomatous perennial; culms 30–150 cm. high. Leaf laminae 10–25 cm. long and 2–5 mm. wide, linear, often glaucous, acute. Panicle (7)12–25(35) cm. long, oblong, moderately branched with the secondary branches long and ascending. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm. long, ovate, shortly pedicelled and clustered on short tertiary branches; inferior glume 1/3–2/3 the length of the spikelet, broadly ovate, 1–3-nerved, recurved acuminate; superior glume ovate, 5-nerved, recurved acute to acuminate; inferior lemma ovate, 5-nerved, acute, its palea well developed, enclosing a male flower, superior lemma pale and glossy.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Grassland on sandy, often damp soil
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Flora Zambesiaca area
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

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) Page 24.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 51.

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.

Other sources of information about Panicum graniflorum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Panicum graniflorum
Flora of Mozambique: Panicum graniflorum
Flora of Zambia: Panicum graniflorum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Panicum graniflorum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum graniflorum
African Plant Database: Panicum graniflorum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Panicum graniflorum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Panicum graniflorum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Panicum graniflorum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Panicum graniflorum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Panicum graniflorum
JSTOR Plant Science: Panicum graniflorum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum graniflorum
Plants of the World Online: Panicum graniflorum
Tropicos: Panicum graniflorum
Wikipedia: Panicum graniflorum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Panicum graniflorum., retrieved 15 June 2024

Site software last modified: 2 April 2018 9:51pm
Terms of use