G.487. Urochloa P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Leaves: lamina linear or lanceolate; ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence of racemes borne upon a short common axis; spikelets single and abaxial or paired. Spikelets lanceolate to ovate, plano-convex, cuspidate to acuminate; lower glume mostly shorter than spikelet; upper glume as long as spikelet, usually membranous; lower floret male or sterile, lower lemma resembling upper glume; upper lemma obtuse, mucronate.

Worldwide: 110 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Urochloa mosambicensis

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
brachyura (Hack.) StapfW,C,S
mosambicensis (Hack.) DandyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oligotricha (Fig. & De Not.) HenrardN,W,C,E,S
panicoides P. Beauv.N,W,C,E,SImage
trichopus (Hochst.) StapfN,W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Urochloa:

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Flora of Mozambique: Urochloa
Flora of Zambia: Urochloa

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Urochloa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Urochloa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Urochloa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Urochloa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Urochloa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Urochloa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Urochloa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=198, retrieved 29 July 2014

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