Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Brachiaria
Family: Poaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Grass & Restios
Group : Plant

SPECIES
serrata
NOTES

A perennial grass to 90 cm with 10 mm wide, hairy leaves which have a thickened, sinuate leaf margin and a hard sharp tip. Ligule a ring of short hairs. Reasonably palatable with average leaf production. An indicator of good veld condition.


AUTHORITY
(Thunb.) Stapf
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Unilateral, velvety racemes on a hairy primary axis. Spikelets with dense white or purple hairs especially at the tips
Colour: Green
Notes: Spikelets often purple
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Velvet signal grass
Fluweelsinjaalgras
Krulgras
Red-Topped Signal Grass
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
All year
Synonyms for Species
Brachiaria andongensis
Brachiaria brachylopha



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