Panicum arenarium Brot.
Panicum chromatostigma Pilg.
Panicum convolutum P.Beauv. ex Spreng.
Panicum grossarium Forssk.
Panicum ischaemoides Retz.
Panicum kiensieleense Vanderyst
Panicum kinshasaense Vanderyst
Panicum leiogonum Delile
Panicum littorale C.Mohr ex Vasey
Panicum nyanzense K.Schum.
Panicum pauciflorum Bory ex Nees
Panicum polyphyllum Peter
Panicum polystachion Ucria
Panicum tuberosum Llanos
Panicum repens is a rhizomatous, creeping grass rooting at the base, reaching 30-90 cm high[
The plant is used in soil stabilization projects[
Widely spread in the Old World subtropics and tropics from southern Europe, through Africa and Asia to northern India and Bangladesh.
Lake shores, edges of dams and seasonal and permanent swamps at elevations from sea level to 2,000 metres[
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A plant of the tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations up to 2,000 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 18 - 26°c, but can tolerate 13 - 35°c[
]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 800 - 1,800mm, but tolerates 550 - 4,300mm[
Prefers a sunny position, tolerating light shade[
]. Succeeds in most soils of moderate fertility[
]. Prefers a pH in the range 4.5 - 6.2, tolerating 4 - 7.7[
]. The plant is drought tolerant and can also survive several days of standing water[
The plant can become a serious weed in crops[
A useful species for binding coastal sands, lake shores and 20 - 30° steep pond slopes[
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