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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/18/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 24:145. 1911.
Synonym Panicum oaxacense Steud. Syn. Pl. Glum. 1:73. 1854.
Description Culms relatively slender, as much as 3 m. long, erect or usually reclining, rooting at the nodes, with no strong central cane, the ascending branches often 1-2 m. long, glabrous; sheaths glabrous on the back, densely villous on the mar- gins; ligule conspicuous, 2-5 mm. long, brown; blades narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, 14-22 cm. long, 7-20 mm. wide, glabrous, the margins scabrous; panicles 10-25 cm. long, the branches ascending to spreading, glabrous in the axils, usually naked in the lower half, the branchlets narrowly ascending, not implicate, bearing a few spikelets at the ends; spikelets 4 mm. long, roughly globose, usually appressed.
Distribution Moist forests and thickets, banks of streams, and moist open ground, Mexico and the West Indies to Peru.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Old Bank Island, von Wedel 2086; Changuinola Valley, Dunlap i66a, 394; Almirante, Cooper 105. CHIRIQUI: Volc'n de Chiriqui, Hitchcock 820I; El Volcan, White 2I8; Monte Lirio, Seibert 278. CANAL ZONE: between France Field, Canal Zone, and Catival, Colon, Standley 30230; Gatu'n, Maxon 4653; Hitchcock 9I74; Frijoles, Killip 4284; Standley 274Io; Darien, Standley 3i609; KilliP 4306; Gamboa, Standley 28535; Empire to Mandinga, Piper 5278; Cerro Gordo, near Culebra, Standley 26009. PANAMA: Juan Diaz, Killip 4222, 4263; Standley 3059I.
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