Brachiaria serrifolia (Hochst.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum serrifolium Hochst.
Common names:
Like B. grossa but leaf laminae cordate to amplexicaul, the margins cartilaginous and serrately crinkled; spikelets 4–5 mm. long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Disturbed places in savanna woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 700 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, northwards to Ethiopia and Niger Republic.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 76 - 77. (Includes a picture).

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachiaria serrifolia
African Plant Database: Brachiaria serrifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachiaria serrifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachiaria serrifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachiaria serrifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachiaria serrifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachiaria serrifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachiaria serrifolia
Plants of the World Online: Brachiaria serrifolia
Tropicos: Brachiaria serrifolia
Wikipedia: Brachiaria serrifolia

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 serrifolia., retrieved 16 April 2024

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