Genus: Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb.

Possible synonym of: Urochloa P. Beauv.

Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Genus number: 1638
Last updated: 19-Jun-2019
Accession Count: 114 (6 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: a proposal for conservation (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9) B. eruciformis Sm. has failed

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Brummitt, R. K. 1998. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 47. Taxon 47:869. Note: conservation proposal not recommended
  2. Torres González, A. M. & C. M. Morton. 2005. Molecular and morphological phylogenetic analysis of Brachiaria and Urochloa (Poaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 37:36-44. Note: Urochloa, Brachiaria, Eriochloa, and Melinis form a monophyletic group
  3. Veldkamp, J. F. 1996. (1221) Proposal to conserve the name Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb. (Gramineae) with a conserved type. Taxon 45:319-320.

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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Brachiaria
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 9 July 2020.