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)
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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:
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: From East Africa (Uganda and Kenya) southwards to South Africa
Botswana distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

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) Pages 81 - 82.

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 34. (Includes a picture).

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

Other sources of information about Urochloa mosambicensis:

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Flora of Mozambique: Urochloa mosambicensis
Flora of Zambia: Urochloa mosambicensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Urochloa mosambicensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Urochloa mosambicensis
African Plant Database: Urochloa mosambicensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Urochloa mosambicensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Urochloa mosambicensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Urochloa mosambicensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Urochloa mosambicensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Urochloa mosambicensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Urochloa mosambicensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Urochloa mosambicensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Urochloa mosambicensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Urochloa mosambicensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Urochloa mosambicensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Urochloa mosambicensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Urochloa mosambicensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Urochloa mosambicensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Urochloa mosambicensis
Tropicos: Urochloa mosambicensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Urochloa mosambicensis.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106990, retrieved 12 December 2017

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