Urochloa mosambicensis (Hack.) Dandy

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Urochloa mosambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Urochloa mosambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Urochloa mosambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Urochloa mosambicensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Urochloa mosambicensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Urochloa mosambicensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

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Synonyms: Urochloa pullulans Stapf
Urochloa rhodesiensis Stent
Common names: Bushveld signal grass (English) Common signal grass (English) Mbawani (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial tufted grass. Inflorescence of 3-20 racemes, up to 14 cm, each bearing a row of single spikelets along a narrowly winged rhachis. Spikelets 2.5-5.5 mm, ovate.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mosambicensis: of Mozambique
Habitat: In savanna woodland and wooded grassland, often spreading by stolons through disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: From East Africa (Uganda and Kenya) southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 11 November 2013
Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 81 - 82.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 147.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Urochloa mosambicensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Urochloa mosambicensis
Tropicos: Urochloa mosambicensis
West African Plants database: Urochloa mosambicensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Urochloa mosambicensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106990, retrieved 28 August 2016

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