Urochloa brachyura (Hack.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum brachyurum Hack.
Urochloa geniculata C.E. Hubbard
Urochloa novemnervia C.E. Hubbard
Common names: Annual tail grass (English)
Status: Rare
Like U. oligotricha, but an annual and the basal sheaths loosely pubescent.
Derivation of specific name: brachyura: with a short tail
Habitat: In woodland and on roadsides and old farmland, often in wet areas on clay or loam.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1100 m
Flowering time:Oct-Apr
Worldwide distribution: Africa, from Ethiopia to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 84.

Gibbs Russell, G.E. et al. (1990). Grasses of Southern Africa. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria Page 351.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 445. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 111.

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 193.

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Wikipedia: Urochloa brachyura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Urochloa brachyura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106980, retrieved 21 May 2024

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