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Genus: Urochloa

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Poaceae

There are about 12 species worldwide (Old World tropics) of which six are native to southern Africa. Bushveld signal grass Urochloa mosambicensis is used as a cereal in rural areas of southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Urochloa brachyura

 

Urochloa mosambicensis

Urochloa oligotricha

 

Urochloa panicoides

 

Urochloa stolonifera

 

Urochloa trichopus

 

 


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