Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov.) Robyns

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Brachiaria bovonei

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Synonyms: Brachiaria viridula Stapf
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Densely tufted perennial, 20 - 100 cm. Inflorescence of 2-5 racemes, each 2-5 cm long. Spikelets 3-5 mm, pubescent.
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Habitat: Occurring in damp soils, vlei edges and near water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 January 2007

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.


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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: Species information: Brachiaria bovonei., retrieved 24 June 2016

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