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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Urochloa P.Beauv.
      1. Urochloa oblita (Swallen) Morrone & Zuloaga

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador to Peru.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 30-45 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pubescent to hirsute. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.5-8 cm long; 5-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle hirsute above. Racemes 4-6; borne along a central axis; erect; unilateral; 1-2 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 3-4 cm long; villous. Rhachis wingless; angular; villous on surface. Spikelet packing irregular. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels villous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or orbicular; dorsally compressed; plano-convex; 2.5-2.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or orbicular; dorsally compressed; plano-convex; 2.5-2.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-0.8 mm long; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume lateral veins with cross-veins. Upper glume surface glabrous.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; with cross-veins; glabrous. Fertile lemma elliptic, or oblong; 2.5-2.6 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface rugulose. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; 1 length of lemma; indurate; without keels.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr Peru 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador, Peru

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Urochloa oblita (Swallen) Morrone & Zuloaga appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Darwiniana 31: 92 (1992)

    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 oblita.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    Sources

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