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Genus: Brachiaria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Poaceae

There are about 100 species worldwide (tropics, mainly Old World) of which 25 are native to southern Africa and one is naturalised. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Brachiaria arrecta

Brachiaria bovonei

Brachiaria brizantha

Brachiaria chusqueoides

 

Brachiaria deflexa

Brachiaria dictyoneura

 

Brachiaria dura

 

Brachiaria eruciformis

 

Brachiaria glomerata

 

Brachiaria grossa

 

Brachiaria humidicola

 

Brachiaria leucacrantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Brachiaria malacodes

 

Brachiaria marlothii

 

Brachiaria nigropedata

Brachiaria psammophila

 

Brachiaria ramosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Brachiaria rugulosa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Brachiaria scalaris

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Brachiaria schoenfelderi

 

Brachiaria serrata

Brachiaria serrifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Brachiaria subulifolia

 

Brachiaria umbellata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Brachiaria xantholeuca

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Brachiaria advena

 

 


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