Brachiaria deflexa (Schumach.) Robyns

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Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Synonyms: Pseudobrachiaria deflexa (Schumach.) Launert
Common names: Annual brachiaria (English) False signal grass (English)
Frequency: Common at medium and low altitudes
Status: Native
Description:
Annual tufted grass, bright green when young, 15 to 70 cm. Leaves along the stems, lanceolate. Inflorescence of 7-15 racemes, often with paired spikelets.
Notes: An atypical species of Brachiaria (at one time separated from the rest as Pseudobrachiaria) whose paniculate inflorescence could lead to confusion with Panicum.
Derivation of specific name: deflexa: deflexed (racemes)
Habitat: Along road sides and in disturbed places, often in light shade.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1290 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 491. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 191. as Pseudobrachiaria deflexa


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachiaria deflexa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachiaria deflexa
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West African Plants database: Brachiaria deflexa


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 deflexa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106810, retrieved 25 May 2016

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