Brachiaria jubata (Fig. & De Not.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum jubatum Fig. & De Not.
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Status: Native
Tufted perennial. Culms 25–120 cm. high. Leaf laminae 3–17 mm. wide, broadly linear. Inflorescence of (3)5–10(15) racemes, these 1–6 cm. long, bearing spikelets singly on a ribbon-like (1–2 mm. wide) rhachis, its margins ciliate with bright yellow tubercle-based hairs up to 6 mm. long. Spikelets 2.5–4 mm. long, pubescent, obtuse. Inferior glume 2/3–3/4 as long as spikelet, 7–11-nerved. Superior lemma finely striate or rugulose.
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Habitat: Watersides and damp depressions
Altitude range: 700 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 65 - 66.

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

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 101.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachiaria jubata., retrieved 27 January 2023

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