Details of record no: 94875

Panicum novemnerve Stapf

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Date: 18 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
336
Determiner(s):
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:WIND
Habitat:
Location: Caprivi: Inkasa Island: malapo on banks of Linyandi River.
Location code(s): 208
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1725C3
Grid reference:
FZ Division:
Altitude (metres): 930
Notes: Notes: Tall, tufted perennial grass, up to 1 m high when in flower with slender, creeping rhizome. Culms erect but basal nodes tend to be slightly geniculate, sturdy, terete, exposed internodes, green with nodes dark brown-banded, striate with dense, long, white, straight, bulbous-based indumentum (verrucose due to persistent hair bases). Leaf blade linear to narrowly lanceolate, tapering gradually to bluntish tip, 15-25(-30) cm long, 4-6 mm wide, expanded, margins somewhat involute, bright green with soft downy adpressed indumentum and also indumentum type as found on culm on both surfaces, base conspicuously auriculate with brown collar region. Ligule an inconspicuous membranous arc bearing a fringe of short white hairs, more prominent on collar. Leaf sheath clasping basally but open near nodes, not overlapping, dull green with slight tinting basally, conspicuously pubescent with same hair types as previous described, deeply canaliculate. Inflorescence an open panicle, rotund-ovate in outline, about 23 x 18 cm, borne on long, slender peduncle, spathe lacking. Main axis rigid and sturdy but terminally delicate and sinuous. Secondary axis ascending, alternately arranged, occasionally whorled, up to 20 cm long. Racemes 25 cm long. Spikelets paired (1 often reduced), minutely ellipsoid, about 2 x 1-1.5 mm. Glumes membranous, glabrous, awnless, 7 - veined, pale green. Caryopsis ellipsoid but adaxially flattened, apex acute, smooth shiny, dark brown, 1 mm long.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.783300, 25.207500
Location Accuracy Code: 5

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Individual record no: 94875: Panicum novemnerve.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species-record.php?record_id=94875, retrieved 7 October 2022

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