G.485. Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb.

PSEUDOBRACHIARIA Launert

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of racemes along a central axis; spikelets single and adaxial, paired or rarely in fascicles. Spikelets plump, obtuse to acute; sometimes the lowest internode elongated and then forming a short stipe (B. nigropedata) lower glume usually shorter than spikelet; lower lemma awnless (rarely in B. nigropedata and B. serrata with a short awn point); upper lemma as long as the spikelet, coriaceous to crustaceous; apex acute, obtuse or rarely mucronulate.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in warm regions, mainly Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Lined pearl) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
brizantha (A. Rich.) StapfDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Brachiaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Brachiaria
Flora of Caprivi: Brachiaria
Flora of Malawi: Brachiaria
Flora of Mozambique: Brachiaria
Flora of Zambia: Brachiaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brachiaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachiaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachiaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brachiaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachiaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachiaria
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachiaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brachiaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=197, retrieved 28 September 2016

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