Brachiaria mutica (Forssk.) Stapf
  • Fl. Trop. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Brachiaria mutica (Forssk.) Stapf. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000854176. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

Robust perennial. Culms stout, trailing and rooting freely from lower nodes, ascending to 2 m, 5–8 mm in diam., nodes densely villous. Leaf sheaths villous or glabrous; leaf blades broadly linear, 10–30 × 1–2 cm, thinly pilose or subglabrous; ligule membranous, 1–1.3 mm. Inflorescence axis 7–20 cm; racemes 10–20, 5–15 cm, single, paired or grouped; rachis narrow, winged, scabrous; spikelets paired or single in upper part of raceme, in untidy rows or sometimes on short secondary branchlets in lower part of raceme; pedicels usually setose. Spikelets elliptic, green or purplish, 2.5–3.5 mm, glabrous, acute; lower glume triangular, 1/4–1/3 spikelet length, 1-veined; upper glume 5-veined; upper lemma rugulose, apex obtuse. Fl. and fr. Aug–Nov.

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    Morphology

    Perennial, often rooting at the lower nodes, 0·6–1·8 m. high

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    Sprawling prennial; culms 25–125 cm. high, prostrate and rooting at the nodes below; leaf-blades 6–30 cm. long, 3–15 mm. wide.

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    Spikelets elliptic, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, glabrous, acute; lower glume 1/4–1/3 as long as the spikelet; upper glume not separated from the lower by an internode; upper lemma rugulose, obtuse, ± an obscure mucro.

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    Inflorescence of 5–20 racemes on an axis 7–20 cm. long; racemes 2–10 cm. long, bearing paired spikelets (but these sometimes on short secondary branchlets in the lower part of the raceme or borne singly in the upper part) in several untidy rows on a narrow (0.5–1 mm.) winged rhachis with scabrid margins; pedicels usually with a few long hairs.

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    Ecology

    Wet places.

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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
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    • C The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
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    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
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    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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