Genus: Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb.

Possible synonym of: Urochloa P. Beauv.

Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Genus number: 1638
Last updated: 03-Feb-2017
Accession Count: 115 (6 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: proposal to conserve in the sense of type B. eruciformis Sm. has failed

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Brummitt, R. K. 1998. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 47. (Taxon) 47:869.
  • Torres González, A. M. & C. M. Morton 2005. Molecular and morphological phylogenetic analysis of Brachiaria and Urochloa (Poaceae). Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 37:36-44.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1996. (1221) Proposal to conserve the name Brachiaria (Trin.) Griseb. (Gramineae) with a conserved type. (Taxon) 45:319-320.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Brachiaria
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 April 2019.