Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Panicum
Family: Poaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Grass & Restios
Group : Plant

SPECIES
maximum
NOTES

A perennial grass, which sometimes roots at the nodes. Leaf blade is 30 mm wide, flattened and sometimes hairy. The leaf sheath is densely hairy and the ligule an inconspicuous membrane.


AUTHORITY
Jacq.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The inflorescence is an open panicle up to 400 mm long with especially the lower branches arranged in a whorl. Spikelets often tinged purple. The fertile female lemmas are rugose
Colour: Green
Notes: Spikelets often tinged purple
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Guinea grass
Gewone bufflesgras
Common buffalo grass
Habitat
NOTES: Found along roadsides in the veld and in open areas in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Grows in roadways and open areas in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Medicinal uses
Unspecified use
Fodder
A very palatable grass planted as a fodder crop and browsed by game
Months
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
All year
Synonyms for Species
Panicum tephrosanthum



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