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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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