Megathyrsus maximus var. pubiglumis * (K.
Schum.) B.K. Simon & S.W.L. Jacobs. Austrobaileya 6 (3): 572–573
Basionym and/or Replacement Name: Panicum maximum var. pubiglume
K. Schum., Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas B(2–3): 85 (1895)
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: LT: Holst 8716, Tanzania: Usambara, Mashewa (B;
ILT: K). LT designated by Veldkamp, Blumea 41: 197 (1996).
Distribution: Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland,
New South Wales.
Notes. Qld and
N.S.W. Native to tropical Africa but now
widely introduced in the tropics and subtropics of the world. In tropical and
subtropical rain forests, tropical and subtropical wet sclerophyll forests, dry
sclerophyll forests, tropical and subtropical sub-humid woodlands, semi-arid
shrub woodlands, and acacia shrublands. A selected form of the typical variety
frequently introduced for pasture improvement. Flowers essentially throughout