Panicum notatum

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  • Botanical Name : Panicum notatum Retz.
  • Synonyms : Panicum montanum Roxb.
  • Common Name : Narhali
  • Plant Family : Poaceae (Gramineae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Gramineae became Poaceae. However, the name Gramineae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Grasses
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Panicum notatum Plant :

  • Habit : Perennial with stem smooth, hard, sparingly branched.
  • Leaves : Thin glabrous or pilose, smooth or scaberulous beneath, straite, base ciliate, midrib sometimes excentric, sheath glabrous or pubescent, mouth hairy, ligule obscure.
  • Flowers :
    • Panicle branches whorled or alternate, axils sometime glandular, lower strict and unbranched from 2.5-7.5 cm.
    • Spikelet sterete, glabrous or faintly hairy, glume second fugacious seed smooth, brown with three stripes.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : January