Panicum purpurascens Raddi
  • Agrostogr. Bras.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Panicum purpurascens Raddi. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000885970. Accessed on: 30 Nov 2020'

General Information

Stoloniferous perennial; culms as much as 6 m. long, coarse, decumbent at the base and rooting at the lower nodes, often geniculate, the nodes densely villous; sheaths mostly longer than the internodes, papillose or papillose-pilose, densely pubescent on the collar; ligule ciliate, 0.5-1 mm. long; blades 10-25 cm. long, 8-15 mm. wide, acuminate, the margins strongly scabrous; panicles 10-20 cm. long with several solitary or fas- cicled spreading racemes; spikelets 3 mm. long, glabrous, pointed, the first glume 1 mm. long, acute, the pedicels bearing a few long stiff hairs below the spikelets; fruit about 2.5 mm. long, obtuse, minutely transversely rugose.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Cultivated and waste ground, escaped from culti- vation, throughout tropical and subtropical America. Commonly cultivated for forage.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Poaceae
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).