Panicum is a large genus of about 450 species of grasses native throughout the tropical regions of the world, with a few species extending into the northern temperate zone. They are large, annual or perennial grasses, growing to 1-3 m tall.
The flowers are produced in a well-developed panicle often up to 60 cm in length with numerous seeds, which are 1-6 mm long and 1-2 mm broad. The fruits are developed from a two-flowered spikelet. Only the upper floret of each spikelet is fertile; the lower floret is sterile or staminate. Both glumes are present and well developed.Selected species
Comparative studies on growth and physiological responses to saline and alkaline stresses of Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) and Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.)
Sep 01, 2011; Abstract Soil salinization and alkalization are widespread environmental problems. To compare the growth and physiological...
Intake and Performance of Yearling Steers Grazing Guineagrass (Panicum Maximum Cv. Tanzania) Pasture Supplemented with Different Energy Sources
Mar 01, 2013; INTRODUCTION Beef production in Brazil is characterized by production systems based on tropical pastures. The forage production...