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Taxon: Urochloa ramosa (L.) T. Q. Nguyen

Genus: Urochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 401370
Place of publication: Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 3:13. 1966
Name verified on: 06-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 02-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    West Tropical Africa: Gambia; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    China: China - Hainan, Yunnan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Malaysia

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
    United States [s.e.]

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India

References:

  • Alderson, J. & W. C. Sharp. 1995. Grass varieties in the United States, U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 170, rev. ed. [= Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf].
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Kimata, M. et al. 2000. Domestication, cultivation and utilization of two small millets, Brachiaria ramosa and Setaria glauca, Poaceae in South India. Econ. Bot. 54:217–227. [= Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Randall, R. P. 2007. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status.
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1996. Brachiaria, Urochloa (Gramineae - Paniceae) in Malesia. Blumea 41:427.
  • Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia. 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico. Diversity & Distrib. 49:139–247.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [= Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf].
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun. [lists as U. ramosa (L.) R. D. Webster; = Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf].
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:633.
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