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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/18/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/18/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien. 1915:72. March, 1915.
Synonym Panicum chiriquiense Hitchc. & Chase, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 17:527. f. I38. July, 1915. Panicum protractum Mez, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 7:77. 1917.
Description Perennial; culms as much as 80 cm. long, straggling, rooting at the nodes, the ascending branches 2 0-3 0 cm. high, papillose or papillose-pilose; sheaths overlapping or somewhat shorter than the internodes, densely papillose-pilose with usually spreading hairs; blades 2-7 cm. long, 7-10 mm. wide, acuminate, rounded at the base, densely pubescent or pilose on both surfaces; panicles 2.5-3.5 cm. long, or the primary ones as much as 10 cm. long, the branches stiffly ascending, villous; spikelets 2.7 mm. long, pubescent, the first glume three-fourths as long as the spikelet; fruit 2.1 mm. long, minutely apiculate.
Distribution Shady hillsides, Panama to Brazil.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: El Boquete, Hitchcock 83I3 (TYPE); Bajo Boquete, Killip 456.
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