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Dixie Liverseed Grass

Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf

Distribution in Egypt

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Eastern desert, Res Sea coastal strip and Gebel Elba.

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Global Distribution

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Tropical and southern Africa, tropical Asia.

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Habitat

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Moist sandy soils.

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Life Expectancy

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Annual.

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Description

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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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Flora of China Vol. 22: 520, 521 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Loosely tufted annual; culms 10-70 cm high. Leaf-blades broadly linear, 2-25 cm long, 4-14 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 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. 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 a third to half the length of the spikelet; upper glume and lower lemma membranous, or rarely the latter coriaceous; upper lemma rugose, subacute to acute.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 207 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Old World Tropics.
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir): Senegal to Yemen and southwards to Malawi, Rhodesia and South Africa; tropical Asia.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 207 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Elevation Range

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200-1800 m
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Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal Vol. 0 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flower/Fruit

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Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-October.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 207 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat & Distribution

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Grasslands, hill slopes, weedy places. Hainan, Yunnan [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa].
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 520, 521 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Synonym

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Panicum ramosum Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 1: 29. 1767; P. brachylachnum Steudel; P. canescens Roth ex Roemer & Schultes; Urochloa ramosa (Linnaeus) T. Q. Nguyen.
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Flora of China Vol. 22: 520, 521 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Derivation of specific name

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ramosa: branched
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106900
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