Taxon: Urochloa brizantha (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) R. D. Webster

 
Genus: Urochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
        Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 401367
Place of publication: Austral. Paniceae 233. 1987
Name Verified on: 06-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jan-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 22 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Darwiniana 31:71. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2, as Brachiaria brizantha)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Zaire

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
    • Central America: Honduras
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Bolivia

  • Cultivated:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina

References:

  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  • Catasús Guerra, L. J. 2002. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, II Cavanillesia Altera 3:1-163.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986- (F Guianas)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Lara S., M. A. & C. G. S. Pedreira 2011. Estimativa da assimilação de carbono em dosséis de espécies de braquiária Pesq. Agropecu. Brasil. 46:743-750.
  • Morrone, O. & F. O. Zuloaga 1992. Revisión de las especies sudamericanas nativas e introducidas de los géneros Brachiaria y Urochloa (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) (Darwiniana) 31:70.
  • Morrone, O. & F. O. Zuloaga 1993. Sinopsis del genero Urochloa (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) para Mexico y America central (Darwiniana) 32:64.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. 2007 (Weed CRCAustralia)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:56-58.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1997. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:630.

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