Brachiaria deflexa (Schumach.) Robyns

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Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Brachiaria deflexa

Photo: Petra Ballings
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Synonyms: Pseudobrachiaria deflexa (Schumach.) Launert
Common names: Annual brachiaria (English) False signal grass (English)
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Description:
Annual tufted grass, bright green when young, 15 to 70 cm. Leaves along the stems, lanceolate. Inflorescence of 7-15 racemes, often with paired spikelets.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: deflexa: deflexed (racemes)
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Flowering time:Dec - Jun
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 6.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 78.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 491. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 6. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 132.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 191. as Pseudobrachiaria deflexa

Other sources of information about Brachiaria deflexa:

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Flora of Botswana: Brachiaria deflexa
Flora of Caprivi: Brachiaria deflexa
Flora of Zambia: Brachiaria deflexa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brachiaria deflexa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachiaria deflexa
African Plant Database: Brachiaria deflexa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachiaria deflexa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachiaria deflexa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachiaria deflexa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachiaria deflexa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachiaria deflexa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachiaria deflexa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Brachiaria deflexa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachiaria deflexa
Ispot Southern Africa: Brachiaria deflexa
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachiaria deflexa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachiaria deflexa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Brachiaria deflexa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachiaria deflexa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachiaria deflexa
Tropicos: Brachiaria deflexa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Brachiaria deflexa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106810, retrieved 21 November 2017

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