Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf
  • Fl. Trop. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000854220. Accessed on: 06 Jun 2020'

General Information

Annual. Culms tufted, loosely ascending, 30–60 cm tall. Leaf sheaths glabrous to pubescent; leaf blades narrowly lanceolate, 4–12 × 0.4–0.8 cm, velvety-pubescent, margins thickened and slightly wavy, scaberulous, apex acuminate; ligule short, ciliate. Inflorescence axis 6–13 cm; racemes 3–6, 2–5 cm, loosely erect to ascending; rachis triquetrous, hispid; spikelets mostly borne in loosely contiguous pairs, one spikelet subsessile, the other shortly pedicelled, single toward raceme apex, lightly appressed to axis. Spikelets elliptic, 2.5–3.5 mm, with a 0.1–0.5 mm basal stipe, glabrous, pubescent or hispidulous, acute to cuspidate; lower glume broadly ovate, 1/3–1/2 spikelet length, 5-veined; upper glume 5–7-veined; upper lemma distinctly rugose, apex acute. Fl. and fr. summer–autumn. 2n = 32, 36.

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    Morphology

    Annual 30–60 cm. high.

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    Spikelets elliptic to broadly elliptic, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent, acute to cuspidate, with or without a stipe up to 0.5 mm. long; lower glume 1/3–1/2 the length of the spikelet; upper glume and lower lemma membranous, or rarely the latter coricaceous; upper lemma rugose, subacute to acute.

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    Inflorescence of 3–15 racemes borne on an axis 3–10 cm. long; racemes 1–8 cm. long, simple or the longest with branchlets at the base, bearing mostly paired loosely contiguous spikelets appressed to the triquetrous rhachis; pedicels shorter than the spikelets, 1–2 mm. long.

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    Leaf-blades broadly linear, 2–25 cm. long, 4–14 mm. wide.

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    Loosely tufted annual; culms 10–70 cm. high.

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    Superior lemma rugose, subacute to acute.

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    Inferior glume 1/3–1/3 length of spikelet.

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    Culms 10–70 cm. high.

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    Spikelets 2.5–3.5 mm. long, glabrous to pubescent, acute, with or without a short stipe up to 0.5 mm. long.

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    Inflorescence of 3–15 racemes, these 1–3 cm. long, simple or the longest with branchlets at the base, bearing mostly paired loosely contiguous spikelets appressed to a triquetrous rhachis; pedicels shorter than spikelets, 1–2 mm. long.

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    Loosely tufted annual.

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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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