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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Urochloa P.Beauv.
      1. Urochloa pubigera (Roem. & Schult.) R.D.Webster

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malesia to N. & E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 20-60 cm long; 3-6 -noded. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.7-1 mm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 3-18 cm long; 4-16 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 4-10; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 3-9 cm long; bearing 8-30 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis 6-18 cm long. Rhachis wingless; angular. Spikelet packing adaxial. Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.3-0.8 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or obovate; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; acute; 3.5-4.6 mm long; 1.4-1.7 mm wide; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; 0.4-0.8 mm long. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or obovate; dorsally compressed; compressed slightly; acute; 3.5-4.6 mm long; 1.4-1.7 mm wide; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; 0.4-0.8 mm long. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 1.7-2.8 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous, or cartilaginous; 5-7 -veined; puberulous; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.5-3.2 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface rugulose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; indurate; without keels. Palea surface rugose.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.2-1.4 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia and Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Webster.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Urochloa pubigera (Roem. & Schult.) R.D.Webster appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Beguin, V.M.A. [134], Jawa Brachiaria pubigera K000290242 isotype
    Brown, R. [6111], Australia Brachiaria ramosa var. grandiflora K000958896
    Mueller, F.J.H.von [s.n.], Northern Territory Brachiaria ramosa var. grandiflora K000958895 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Austral. Paniceae: 250 (1987)

    Not accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Brachiaria pubigera.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.

    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.
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    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