Brachiaria brizantha (A. Rich.) Stapf

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Brachiaria brizantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Brachiaria brizantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Brachiaria brizantha

Photo: David Hartung
Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: var. angustifolia Stent & J.M. Rattray
Common names: Common signal grass (English) Zinyaruzoka (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Tall tufted perennial grass, up to 2 m. Inflorescences up to 15 per culm. Spikelets, 4-6 mm long, in a single row, glabrous or nearly so.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In savannah woodland and grassland. It is a commonly planted pasture grass.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 January 2007

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 132.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachiaria brizantha
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West African Plants database: Brachiaria brizantha

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 brizantha., retrieved 30 May 2016

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