Common name: Two-colour Panic, Two-colour Panic
Panicum simile Domin APNI*
Description: Caespitose perennial to 0.7 m high, with extravaginal shoots.
Leaves with sheath with tubercle-based hairs; ligule divided into short hairs 0.25–0.75 mm long; blade 1–3.5 mm wide, with tubercle-based hairs or glabrous.
Inflorescence exserted, 4–20 cm long, pedicels 1–10 mm long. Spikelets 2.2–3.5 mm long, somewhat acute to acuminate, pale to purple or irregularly blotched with purple, glabrous. Lower glume c. 50% the length of the spikelet, mostly 3–5-nerved, broad-triangular, acute; upper the shape and size of the spikelet, 5–9-nerved. Lower lemma sterile, subequal to the upper glume, 7-nerved, palea c. 50% the length. Upper lemma 1.75–2.25 mm long, elliptic, smooth, shining, obscurely nerved, minutely finely striolate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low nutrient soils in woodland or scrub.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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