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White Millet

Scientific Name
Panicum miliaceum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Spikelet and floret(s)

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Spikelet Appendages: Ridges and grooves, Sharp tip

Spikelet Colour: Yellow

Spikelet length: 5 -7mm

Floret Colour: Variable - yellow/orange

Floret Length: 2 - 4mm

Floret Sculpture: Colliculate, Scabrous

Floret Shape: Balloon shaped

Panicles contracted or open, to 30 cm long; pedicels 2–6 mm long. Spikelets 4.5–5.75 mm long, broad-ovate to lanceolate. Lower glume 50–75% the length of the spikelet, broad-ovate, acute, often inflated, 5–7-nerved; upper the shape and size of the spikelet, usually 11-nerved. Lower lemma sterile, similar to the upper glume, palea to 33% the length of the lemma. Upper lemma elliptic-oblong to circular, subacute to obtuse, 3–3.5 mm long, smooth and shining, falling readily from the glumes. Grain white.

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
05/12/2011 08:50 AEST
Last Updated
16/01/2013 11:51 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) White Millet (Panicum miliaceum ) Updated on 1/16/2013 11:51:01 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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