Brachiaria arrecta (T. Durand & Schinz) Stent

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Brachiaria arrecta

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Synonyms: Brachiaria latifolia Stapf
Panicum arrectum Th. Dur. & Schinz.
Panicum multiflorum Peter
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Status: Native
Sprawling perennial, prostrate and rooting at the nodes, 50 - 130cm high.
Derivation of specific name: arrecta: pointing upwards, diverging from axis at a narrow angle
Habitat: A semi-aquatic grass of swamps, dams, river banks and shallow water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and Southern Africa. Introduced in tropical America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 January 2007

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) Pages 68 - 69.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 31. As Brachiaria latifolia

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 100.

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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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachiaria arrecta., retrieved 19 September 2020

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