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Brachiaria reptans (L.) C. A. Gardner & C. E. Hubb., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 34(3): 3. t. 3363. 1938;. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 530. pl. 1423. 1978.


Brachiaria reptans
brachiaria reptans drawing

Credit: CC Hsu

Panicum reptans L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 870. 1759.
Urochloa reptans (L.) Stapf, Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 601. 1966; Veldkamp, Blumea 41: 427. 1996.

Annuals; culm ascending, 10-30 cm above creeping base, nodes hairy, 1.2-2.5 mm in diam. Blades hispid, 1-9 cm long, 4-12 mm wide, cordate and ciliate on undulate margins at base; sheaths ciliate on margins, shorter than internode; ligule ca. 1 mm long. Inflorescence of racemose racemes, racemes 3- 15, usually alternate on main axis, 0.5-3 cm long; rachis usually scabrid and pilose; pedicel with a fewweak long hairs. Spikelets paired, ovate, pale, crowded on one side of rachis, turgid, ca. 2 mm long, 1 mm wide, glabrous; lower glume minute, 1/4-1/5 as long as spikelet, membranaceous, truncate or rounded, veinless or obscurely 1-veined; upper glume ovate, acute, 5-7-veined; lower lemma 5-veined, paleate, palea oblong, acute, nearly as long as spikelet; upper lemma obovate, apiculate, minutely rugose; anther ca. 0.8 mm long.

NANTOU: Chiali, Mori 243. YUNLIN: Taiow, Ashikaga 2536. CHIAYI: Suantou, Yasukaw s. n. TAINAN: Tainan, Hsu 6467. PINGTUNG: Hengchun, Hsu 504; Oluanpi, Hsu s. n. TAITUNG: Lutao Is., Hsu 301.

Tropic regions. Taiwan, weedy in cultivated fields and waste places.


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