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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/18/2012)
Species PANICUM PULCHELLUM
PlaceOfPublication Agrost. Bras. 42. 1823.
Synonym Eriochloa? pulcbella Kunth, Rev. Gram. 1:30. 1829. Panicum leptostacbyum Presl, Rel. Haenk. 1:311. 1830. Panicum bipustulatum Schlecht. Linnaea 26:135. 1853. Hymenachne leptostacbya Fourn. Mex. P1. 2:36. 1886.
Description Perennial though often appearing like an annual; culms 15-75 cm. long, slender, rather delicate, decumbent at the base and rooting at the lower nodes, the branches ascending or erect, the nodes pubescent; sheaths much shorter than the internodes, more or less pilose, the margins ciliate; blades thin, ovate-lanceolate, asymmetrical, subcordate, 1.5-5 cm. long, 8-18 mm. wide, pilose or nearly gla- brous; panicles 3-14 cm. long, the racemes 5-15 mm. long, rather stiffly spreading or reflexed, rather distant or approximate; spikelets 2 mm. long, turgid, pilose, the hairs longer near the margins; first glume acute, about one-third the length of the spikelet, the sterile lemma with two conspicuous crateriform glands; fruit 1.3 mm. long.
Distribution Shady banks, moist thickets, and forests, southern Mexico and the Windward Islands to Brazil.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: Cerro Vaca, Pittier 5375. COLON: Catival, Standley 30I76. CANAL ZONE: Fort Sherman, Standley 3I045; Culebra, Pittier 2226; Obispo, Standley 3I75I; Summit, Standley 29628; Corozal, Hitchcock 9200; Quebrada Bonita, Steyermark & Allen 17157. PANAMA: Rio Tecuimen, Stoandley 26554; Chepo, Hunter & Allen 54.
 
 
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