Panicum miliaceum L.

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Common names: Broomcorn millet (English) Proso millet (English)
It is distinguished by its dense, often drooping panicle, its ovate to ovate-oblong spikelets, (4)4.5–5.5 mm. long, clustered towards the upper parts of the branches and by its short lower palea which is reduced to a small scale.
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Worldwide distribution: a cultivated species, is occasionally found as an escape. Recorded from Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
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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.

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Flora of Malawi: Panicum miliaceum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Panicum miliaceum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Panicum miliaceum
African Plant Database: Panicum miliaceum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Panicum miliaceum
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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 miliaceum., retrieved 30 May 2024

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