Brachiaria bovonei (Chiov.) Robyns

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Brachiaria bovonei

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Synonyms: Brachiaria viridula Stapf
Common names:
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: Occurring in damp soils, vlei edges and near water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution:
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

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Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachiaria bovonei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachiaria bovonei
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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: Brachiaria bovonei., retrieved 21 July 2019

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