Brachiaria rugulosa Stapf

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Synonyms: Brachiaria umboensis Stent & J.M. Rattray
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Loosely tufted perennial. Culms 50–100 cm. high. Leaf laminae 2–10 mm. wide. Inflorescence of 2–12 racemes, these 2–10 cm. long, bearing spikelets singly on a flat rhachis c. 1 mm. wide with tuberculate-ciliate margins. Spikelets 3–3.5 mm. long, glabrous, acute. Inferior glume 1/3 length of spikelet, arising immediately below the superior. Superior lemma rugose.
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Habitat: Damp soils and streamsides
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 69.

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 rugulosa., retrieved 19 April 2024

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