Panicum hillmanii Chase

J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 345, f. 1 (1934) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

In habit and general appearance, closely resembling P. capillare var. capillare, but distinguished by the generally slightly coarser panicle branches, the rachilla which is shortly developed between the upper and lower glumes, the sterile floret which has the palea developed and c. half as long as the lemma, and the fertile lemma which has a conspicuous crescentic abscission scar c. 0.7 mm wide, extending upward from the base. Flowers Dec.–Apr.

*DunT, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised in SA, Tas. Native to southern North America. Recorded from similar situations as P. capillare (pastures, roadsides, wasteland, railyards) and previously overlooked as that species.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Panicum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Panicum hillmanii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Panicum hillmanii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales