Taxon: Urochloa humidicola (Rendle) Morrone & Zuloaga

Genus: Urochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Melinidinae
Nomen number: 401379
Place of publication: Darwiniana 31:80. 1992
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Mar-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • creeping signal grass  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • koronivia grass  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:62. 1992, as Brachiaria humidicola)
  • Animal food: forage (fide F Mesoamer)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia ; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire

  • Naturalized

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Puerto Rico
    • Northern South America: French Guiana
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador

  • Cultivated

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago
    • Western South America: Colombia


  • Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. 2011. Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia (Darwiniana) 49:139-247.
  • Morrone, O. & F. O. Zuloaga 1992. Revisión de las especies sudamericanas nativas e introducidas de los géneros Brachiaria y Urochloa (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) (Darwiniana) 31:80-82.
  • 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. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages (Pl Res SEAs) 4:62.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1996. Brachiaria, Urochloa (Gramineae - Paniceae) in Malesia (Blumea) 41:418.


Check other web resources for Urochloa humidicola (Rendle) Morrone & Zuloaga :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.