Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov.) Robyns

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Brachiaria bovonei

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Synonyms: Brachiaria hians Stapf
Brachiaria viridula Stapf
Panicum bovonei Chiov.
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Status: Native
Description:
Densely tufted perennial. Culms 20–100 cm. high. Leaf laminae 2–6 mm. wide, flat or some of them convolute. Inflorescence of (1)2–5 racemes, these 1–5 cm. long, bearing spikelets singly on a triquetrous rhachisc. 0.5 mm. wide (sometimes narrowly winged), its margins sparsely ciliate with white or yellow hairs up to 2 mm. long. Spikelets 3–4(4.5) mm. long, pubescent, subacute. Inferior glume 2/3 to almost as long as spikelet, 5–11-nerved. Superior lemma obscurely rugulose.
Type location:
DRC
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Habitat: In damp soils, vlei edges and near water.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,C,Lk,S,W
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 341.

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) Page 66.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 32. As Brachiaria veridula

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 100.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachiaria bovonei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106790, retrieved 28 November 2020

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