Brachiaria leucacrantha (K. Schum.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum leucacranthum K. Schum.
Common names:
Like B. xantholeuca but spikelets 4–5 mm. long, pubescent, becoming pilose above with the hairs forming a loose tuft on either side of the midnerve, caudate-acuminate.
Notes: Perhaps no more than a local variant of B. xantholeuca.
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Habitat: Coastal bushland. Coastal
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe northward to Kenya, Uganda, DRC.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 76 - 78.

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachiaria leucacrantha., retrieved 19 April 2024

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