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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Urochloa P.Beauv.
      1. Urochloa reticulata (Stapf) Sosef

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; slender; 15-45 cm long. Lateral branches ample, or fastigiate. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2.5-7.5 cm long; 7-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; crenate; scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1-3; single, or borne along a central axis; erect, or ascending; unilateral; 2-4 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 1-5 cm long. Rhachis narrowly winged; with sharp-edged midrib; angular; 0.5-1 mm wide; glabrous on margins. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 1 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; smooth; glabrous; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; obtuse; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; obtuse; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 0.33-0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 11 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins with cross-veins. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; with cross-veins; obtuse, or acute. Fertile lemma oblong; 2.5-3 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface smooth, or pitted. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FTA.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Urochloa reticulata (Stapf) Sosef appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Vanderyst, H. [3619], Zaire Brachiaria reticulata K000282156 Unknown type material
    Vanderyst, H. [3687], Zaïre Brachiaria reticulata K000282157 Unknown type material
    Vanderyst, H. [3971], Zaïre Brachiaria reticulata K000282158 Unknown type material
    Vanderyst, H. [3889], Zaïre Brachiaria reticulata K000282159 Unknown type material
    Vanderyst, H. [3864], Zaïre Brachiaria reticulata K000282160 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Pl. Ecol. Evol. 149: 361 (2016)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui.
    • Robyns, W. (1934). Flore Agrostologique du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 2: 9-386. Goemaere, Bruxelles.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0