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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
Genus BRACHIARIA
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Ross. 4:469. 1853.
Description Spikelets solitary, subsessile in two rows on one side of a flattened or triangular rachis, the first glume turned toward the rachis; first glume 3- to 5-nerved, broad and clasping, one-third to half as long as the spikelet; second glume and sterile lemma equal, longer than the fruit, 5- to 7-nerved, glabrous or pubescent; fruit indurate, usually papillose-rugose, sometimes smooth, the margins of the lemma inrolled.
Note Annual or perennial, stoloniferous or decumbent-spreading grasses with flat blades and few to several racemes approximate or rather distant on a common axis.
 
 
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