Urochloa brizantha (A.Rich.) R.D.Webster

First published in Austral. Paniceae: 233 (1987)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean, SW. Arabian Peninsula. It is a perennial or rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as animal food, a medicine and invertebrate food, has environmental uses and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Fiji, Florida, Galápagos, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jawa, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Myanmar, New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Society Is., Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Brachiaria brizantha.]

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 1, 1998 Nascimento, M.S.B.; Renvoize, S.A. [1398] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078377 Yes
Oct 1, 1926 Vanderyst, H. [5000 Brachiaria brizantha K000282146 Unknown Type Material No
Grupo Pedra do Cavalo [709] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003857 No
Bidgood, S.; Merret, L.; Vollesen, K. [9289] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001569143 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merret, L.; Vollesen, K. [9077] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001569128 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merret, L.; Vollesen, K. [8611] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001569141 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merret, L.; Vollesen, K. [9221] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001569133 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merret, L.; Vollesen, K. [9024] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001569125 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merret, L.; Vollesen, K. [8606] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001569110 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merrett, L.; Vollesen, K. [9305] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001553652 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Merrett, L.; Vollesen, K. [9110] Zambia Brachiaria brizantha K001553653 Yes
Speke; Grant Uganda Brachiaria brizantha K000282129 Holotype Yes
Calderon, C.E.; Pinheiro, R.S. [2225] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003855 No
Mori, S.A.; Mattos Silva, L.A.; dos Santos, T.S. [10560] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003859 No
s.coll. [2006] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078385 Yes
Heringer, E.P.; Figueiras, T.S.; Mendonça, R.C.; Pereira, B.A.S.; Heringer Salles, A.E.; Chagas e Silva, F. [1756] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078376 Yes
Noblick, L.R.; Lemos, M.J. [2626] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003854 No
Eyles, F. [1921] Zimbabwe Brachiaria brizantha K000282056 Unknown Type Material Yes
Eyles, F. [1921] Zimbabwe Brachiaria brizantha K000282057 Isosyntype Yes
Heringer, E.P.; Filgueiras, T.S.; Mendonça, R.C.; Pereira, B.A.S.; Heringer Salles, A.E.; Chagas e Silva F. [2077] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078375 Yes
Schimper [89] Ethiopia Brachiaria brizantha K000282126 Isosyntype Yes
Schimper [89] Ethiopia Brachiaria brizantha K000282128 Isosyntype Yes
Schimper [89] Ethiopia Brachiaria brizantha K000282127 Isosyntype Yes
Santos, T.S.; Mattos Silva, L.A.; Brito, H.da, S. [3427] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003856 Yes
Calderon, C.E.; Pinheiro, R.S. [2225] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003858 No
Graham [3937] Zimbabwe Brachiaria brizantha K000282058 Unknown Type Material Yes
Santos, T.S.; Mattos Silva, L.A. [3865] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K000003860 No
Vanderyst, H. [3674] Brachiaria brizantha K000282147 Unknown Type Material Yes
Silva, N.T., da [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078384 Yes
Brunt, M.A. [939] Cameroon Brachiaria brizantha K000182466 Yes
Silva, N.T., da [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078383 Yes
Ornellas, S.O.A. [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078378 Yes
Brunt, M.A. [1010] Cameroon Brachiaria brizantha K000182464 Yes
Simões, R.S. [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078381 Yes
Dombrowski, L.T.D. [7389] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078379 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G.; Silva, J.M. [48984] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078382 Yes
Lowe, J. [4206] Brazil Brachiaria brizantha K001078380 Yes

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