Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov.) Robyns

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Brachiaria bovonei

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Synonyms: Brachiaria hians Stapf
Brachiaria viridula Stapf
Panicum bovonei Chiov.
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Status: Native
Densely tufted perennial, 20 - 100 cm. Inflorescence of 2-5 racemes, each 2-5 cm long. Spikelets 3-5 mm, pubescent.
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Habitat: In damp soils, vlei edges and near water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 341.

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 66.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 32. As Brachiaria veridula

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachiaria bovonei., retrieved 29 September 2020

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