Briza minor L.

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Briza minor

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

Briza minor

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

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Common names: Lesser quaking grass (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced; native of the Mediterranean area and widely naturalised elsewhere.
Annual tufted grass up to 60 cm. A native of the Mediteranean region, naturalised in wetter and temperate areas. It is superficially similar to B. maxima which has a less open panicle with much larger spikelets (10-25mm).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp cultivated places and lawns.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jul - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Briza minor
African Plant Database: Briza minor
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Briza minor
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Briza minor
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Briza minor
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Briza minor
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Briza minor
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Briza minor
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Briza minor
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Briza minor
Ispot Southern Africa: Briza minor
JSTOR Plant Science: Briza minor
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Briza minor
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Briza minor
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Briza minor
The Plant List (version 1.1): Briza minor
Tropicos: Briza minor

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Briza minor., retrieved 17 July 2019

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