Brachiaria serrata (Thunb.) Stapf

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Brachiaria serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Brachiaria serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Brachiaria serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Brachiaria serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from Kopje Tops to Tingwa Raphia Palm Botanical Reserve, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Brachiaria brachylopha Stapf
Holcus serratus Thunb.
Panicum andongense Rendle
Panicum gossypinum A. Rich.
Panicum scopuliferum Trin.
Panicum serratum (Thunb.) Spreng.
Sorghum serratum (Thunb.) Roem. & Schult.
Common names: Velvet signal grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1 m. The leaves are basal, short with thickened serrated margins. The spikelets are densely covered in reddish hairs.
Notes: See B. nigropedata for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: serrata: serrate, saw-toothed
Habitat: In rocky areas of sandy or loamy soil in grassland or deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 October 2017
Literature:

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) Page 71.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 131.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 127.

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

Van Oudtshoorn, F.P. (1992). Grasses of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 253. (Includes a picture).


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachiaria serrata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachiaria serrata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106930, retrieved 17 November 2017

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