Urochloa trichopus (Hochst.) Stapf

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Urochloa trichopus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along Zvishavane road west of Masvingo

Urochloa trichopus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along Zvishavane road west of Masvingo

Urochloa trichopus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along Zvishavane road west of Masvingo

Urochloa trichopus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along Zvishavane road west of Masvingo

Urochloa trichopus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along Zvishavane road west of Masvingo

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Synonyms: Panicum trichopus Hochst.
Urochloa engleri Pilger
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Notes: This species is very similar to Urochloa mossambicensis, mainly differing in being an annual grass with basal sheaths hairless or only loosely pubescent.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open woodland and grassland, along roadsides and in old cultivated fields, usually on sandy soils.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Yemen down the eastern side of Africa to South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 141.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 446. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 137.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 222 - 223. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 148.

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.

Van Oudtshoorn, F.P. (1992). Grasses of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 269. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: Urochloa trichopus
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Flora of Mozambique: Urochloa trichopus
Flora of Zambia: Urochloa trichopus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Urochloa trichopus

External websites:

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


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 trichopus.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107020, retrieved 24 October 2017

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