Brachypodium flexum Nees

First published in Fl. Afr. Austral. Ill.: 456 (1841)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Doubtfully present in:

Yemen

Native to:

Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Réunion

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.
  • Bosser, J. & Renvoize, S.A. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 203: 1-276. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Launert, E. (1971). Flora Zambesiaca 10(1): 1-152. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ndabaneze, P. (1989). Catalogue des Graminées du Burundi. Lejeunia; Revue de Botanique, n.s., 132: 1-127.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fl. Afr. Austr. 1: 456 (1841).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bosser, J. & Renvoize, S.A. (2018). Flore des Mascareignes 203: 1-276. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Launert, E. (1971). Flora Zambesiaca 10(1): 1-152. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ndabaneze, P. (1989). Catalogue des Graminées du Burundi. Lejeunia; Revue de Botanique, n.s., 132: 1-127.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.V. Bogdan, A Revised List of Kenya Grasses p. 14 (1958).
  • D.M. Napper, Grasses of Tanganyika: 15 (1965).
  • Eggeling, Ann. list grasses Ug.: 8 (1947).
  • Jackson & Wiehe, Ann. list Nyasaland grasses: 32 (1958).
  • K.W. Harker & D.M. Napper, An Illustrated Guide to the Grasses of Uganda p. 20 (1960).
  • Nees, Fl. Afr. Austr. 1: 456 (1841).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 1, 1998 Cable, S. [3087] Cameroon K000339497 Yes
Feb 19, 1974 Gilbert, M.G. [3300] Ethiopia K001268419 Yes
Feb 17, 1974 Gilbert, M.G.; Tewolde, B.G.-E. [3235] Ethiopia K001268418 Yes
Nov 19, 1972 Friis, I.; Gilbert, M., G.; Rasmussen, F.; Vollesen, K. [1237] Ethiopia K001268416 Yes
Nov 4, 1971 Thullin, M. [1606] Ethiopia K001268422 Yes
Feb 11, 1971 Edwards, S. [54] Ethiopia K001268423 Yes
Dec 31, 1965 de Wilde, W.; de Wilde-Duygjes, B.E.E. [9489] Ethiopia K001268421 Yes
Nov 21, 1958 Smeds, H. [1125] Ethiopia K001268417 Yes
Dec 19, 1953 Mooney, H.F. [5136] Ethiopia K001268420 Yes
Schimper [674] Ethiopia K000367337 Isotype Yes
Bogdan, A. [AB 2831] Kenya K001069755 No
Drege [s.n.] South Africa K000367327 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wolley-Dod, A.H. [2385] South Africa K000367331 Unknown Type Material Yes
Buchanan [233] South Africa K000367332 Unknown Type Material Yes
Buchanan [233] South Africa K000367333 Unknown Type Material Yes
Carvalho [3642] Equatorial Guinea K001069756 Yes
Buchanan [198] South Africa K000367330 Unknown Type Material Yes
Buchanan [104] South Africa K000367329 Unknown Type Material Yes
Buchanan [61] South Africa K000367328 Unknown Type Material Yes
Buchanan [79] South Africa K000367334 Unknown Type Material Yes

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