Brachiaria arrecta (T. Durand & Schinz) Stent

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Brachiaria arrecta

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Synonyms: Brachiaria latifolia Stapf
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Status: Native
Description:
Sprawling perennial, prostrate and rooting at the nodes, 50 - 130cm high.
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Derivation of specific name: arrecta: pointing upwards, diverging from axis at a narrow angle
Habitat: A semi-aquatic grass of swamps, dams, river banks and shallow water.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,S
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 68 - 69.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 31. As Brachiaria latifolia

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 132.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachiaria arrecta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachiaria arrecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachiaria arrecta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachiaria arrecta
Tropicos: Brachiaria arrecta


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachiaria arrecta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106780, retrieved 23 May 2019

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