Taxon: Urochloa mutica (Forssk.) T. Q. Nguyen

Genus: Urochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 401380
Place of publication: Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 3:13. 1966
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Feb-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • buffalo grass  (Source: Blumea) - English
  • Dutch grass  (Source: Blumea) - English
  • giant couch  (Source: Blumea) - English
  • Mauritius grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • Para grass  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • Scotch grass  (Source: Blumea) - English
  • Scottish grass  (Source: Blumea) - English
  • herbe de Para  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Paragras  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • para-gurasu  (Source: F Okin) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • hierba de Pará  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • paraná  (Source: Cavanillesia Alt) - Spanish
  • pasto Pará  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:64. 1992, as Brachiaria mutica)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:64. 1992, as Brachiaria mutica)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:64. 1992, as Brachiaria mutica)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA, as Brachiaria mutica; Pl Res SEAs 4:64. 1992, as Brachiaria mutica; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:



  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan ; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Mexico ; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam ; Marshall Islands
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands ; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa ; Fiji ; New Caledonia ; Tonga
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cayman Islands ; Cuba ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Puerto Rico ; Virgin Islands (U.S.) St. Croix
    • Central America: Central America ; Costa Rica ; Honduras ; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • Cultivated

  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Colombia


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  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
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