Urochloa plantaginea (Link) R.D.Webster

First published in Syst. Bot. 13: 607 (1988)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Caribbean to S. Tropical America. It is an annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as animal food.

Distribution

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Haiti, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Alabama, Arkansas, Burkina, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Congo, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Line Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, New Jersey, Nicaragua, Panamá, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2022). https://doi.org/10.15553/c2022v772a7. epublication.
  • Knapp, W.M. & Naczi, R.F.C. (2021). Vascular plants of Maryland, USA. A comprehensive account of the state's botanical diversity. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 113: 1-151.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • 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 plantaginea.]

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2022). https://doi.org/10.15553/c2022v772a7. epublication.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Aké Assi, L. (2002). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. II. Boissiera 58: 1-401.
  • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
  • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
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  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • 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. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verloove, F. (2013). New xenophytes from Gran Canaria (Canary islands, Spain), with emphasis on naturalised and (potentially) invasive species. Collectanea Botanica 32: 59-82.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur. Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Lobo, S. [1777] Costa Rica K001528883 Yes
May 1, 1998 Nascimento, M.S.B.; Renvoize, S.A. [1419] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078374 Yes
Sep 25, 1995 Nascimento, M.S.B.; Carvalho, J.H. [649] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078371 Yes
Jan 1, 1984 Davidse, G.; Ramamoorthy, T.P.; Vital, D.M. [10997] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078373 Yes
Jan 1, 1973 Irwin, H.S.; Souza, R.; Santos, R.R. [9570] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078410 Yes
Dec 1, 1961 Maitland, T.D. [26] Cameroon Brachiaria plantaginea K000182462 Yes
Dec 1, 1961 Maitland, T.D. [26] Cameroon Brachiaria plantaginea K000182461 Yes
Clayton, W.D. [4794] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078404 Yes
Riedel, L. [1950] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078409 Yes
Imaguire, N. [64] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078388 Yes
Eiten, G.; Clayton, W.D. [6034] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078399 Yes
Salzmann [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003875 Isotype Yes
Jonsson, G. [93a] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078389 Yes
Clayton, W.D. [4517] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078398 Yes
Commerson, P. [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078390 Yes
Hage, J.L.; dos Santos, T.S.; Barreto, L.A.S. [1723] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003873 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [3609] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078396 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [2322] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078408 Yes
Davidse, G. [10481] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078372 Yes
Salzmann [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003874 Isotype Yes
Ridley, H.N.; Lea; Ramage, G.A. [145] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003878 Yes
Eiten, G.; Eiten, L.T. [10388] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078401 Yes
Bona Nascimento, M.S.; de Carvalho, J.H. [404] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003872 No
Duarte, A.P. [5045] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078400 Yes
Gardner, G. [3499] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078392 Yes
Carvalho, A.M.; Pessoal do CEPEMAR [3174] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003877 No
Reineck, E.M. [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078393 Yes
Clayton, W.D. [4590] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078397 Yes
Glaziou, A.F.M. [9345] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078391 Yes
Reineck, E.M. [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078394 Yes
Clayton, W.D. [4346] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078403 Yes
Gardner [0] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003871 Yes
Rosengurtt, B.; Del Puerto, O.; Brescia [9546] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078407 Yes
Clayton, W.D. [4095] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078406 Yes
Hoehne, W. [11763] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078402 Yes
Swainson [s.n.] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078395 Yes
Clayton, W.D. [4149] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K001078405 Yes
Swallen, R.J. [4447] Brazil Brachiaria plantaginea K000003876 Yes
Maitland, T.D. [860] Cameroon Brachiaria plantaginea K000182460 Yes

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    • Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora.
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0