Brachiaria subulifolia (Mez) Clayton

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Synonyms: Brachiaria filifolia Stapf
Panicum subulifolium Mez
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Status: Native
Like B. bovonei but leaf laminae up to 1 mm. diam., subterete, filiform.
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Habitat: Margins of lakes and dambos, often in peaty bogs
Altitude range: 1400 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: from DRC and Tanzania to S. Africa (Transvaal).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,Lk
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

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 66 - 67. (Includes a picture).

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

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachiaria subulifolia
African Plant Database: Brachiaria subulifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachiaria subulifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachiaria subulifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachiaria subulifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachiaria subulifolia
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Tropicos: Brachiaria subulifolia
Wikipedia: Brachiaria subulifolia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brachiaria subulifolia., retrieved 20 October 2021

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