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

Genus: Urochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 401380
Place of publication: Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 3:13. 1966
Name verified on: 06-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Feb-1998
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • buffalo grass   (Source: Blumea 41:425. 1996) – English
  • Dutch grass   (Source: Blumea 41:425. 1996) – English
  • giant couch   (Source: Blumea 41:425. 1996) – English
  • Mauritius grass   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 4:64. [as Brachiaria mutica]) – English
  • Para grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Scotch grass   (Source: Blumea 41:425. 1996 [but this adjective is best avoided, may cause offence in Scotland]) – English
  • Scottish grass   (Source: Blumea 41:425. 1996) – English
  • herbe de Para   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Paragras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • para-gurasu   (Source: F Okin [as Brachiaria mutica]) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • hierba de Pará   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • paraná   (Source: Grass Cuba II [as Brachiaria mutica]) – Spanish
  • pasto Pará   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
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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:

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • 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
    Caribbean: Cayman Islands; Cuba; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands (U.S.) - St. Croix
    Mesoamerica: Central America; Costa Rica; Honduras; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador [incl. Galapagos Is.]; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Cultivated:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Colombia
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Other:
  • probable origin tropical Africa

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Images:

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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?401380 (01 November 2014)

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