Urochloa trichopus (Hochst.) Stapf

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Records of this taxon from Caprivi are shown in the table below. Cases where the taxon is native, naturalised, possibly planted or definitely planted are all listed.

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Record number No of images Record date Recorder(s) Coll. Det. Conf. Herbaria Habitat Location Loc code(s) Outing code Planted code Country QDS Grid ref. FZ Div Alt. (m) Notes Lat Long Loc Acc Code
94367015 Feb 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs
270
WIND

Caprivi: 7 km along the turn-off to Chinchimane from the National road.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724C3 0Graminoid; Notes: Tufted annual grass, up to 60 cm when in flower. Culms ascending but slightly geniculate at base, fresh-green becoming straw-coloured, relatively slender, terete, with scattered long, white indumentum, nodes broadly brown-banded with dense, short, white velutinous indumentum. Leaf blades narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, gradually tapering to an acute apex, expanded, 80-200 x 7-15 mm, softly textured, bright green, mostly ascending but occasionally spreading, glabrous, margin hyaline, minutely sinuate with conspicuous stiff, white, falcate, bulbous-based indumentum, base somewhat auriculate. Ligule a semi-circular ridge bearing a fringe of long, white, stiff hairs extending conspicuously onto the collar. Leaf sheath about 60 mm long, overlapping, paler green, with dense, long, white, indumentum, imbricate at base but otherwise loosely arranged around culm. Inflorescence a panicle of spaced racemes, ellipsoid in outline, 10-15 cm long, borne on extremely slender, glabrous peduncle. Spathe lacking. Raceme about 9 cm long, not rigid, alternate, densely velutinous at point of junction between primary and secondary axes. Spikelet ellipsoid 4 x 2 mm, apex aristate. Glumes membranous, greenish, with long white indumentum concentrated at base and along margins. 2 flowers/spikelet, lower sterile, upper both male and female. Stigma branches dark brown. Spikelets arranged in 2 rows. Terminalia sericea woodland.-17.87500024.1250004
94723009 Feb 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs
186
WIND

Caprivi: Near Ngoma.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724D3 0Graminoid; Notes: Tender, tufted, perennial grass, up to 50 cm when in flower. Culms thick, fairly flaccid, mainly prostrate, bright green, canaliculate with dense long white indumentum. Leaf blade broadly linear, up to 40 x 2 cm, yellow-green with white adpressed indumentum, thinly textured. Ligule a dense band of long white hairs. Leaf sheath about 10 cm long, fairly loosely circumculmate. Inflorescence a spaced raceme, up to 3cm long. Spikelets arranged alternately in 2 rows, small, about 1.5 mm long, ovoid, 2-flowered. (lower male, upper female) Glume green to pink, smaller than spikelet. Lemma with fine white, inconspicuous indumentum, apex aristate. Anthers large, 1 mm long, well exerted; pollen golden yellow. In Terminalia sericea woodland.-17.87500024.6250004
94769028 Dec 1958DJB Killick
OA Leistner
DJB Killick
OA Leistner
3161
WIND

Caprivi: Katima Mulilo. Linyanti area.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724D4 0Graminoid; Notes: Locally frequent at the edge of a large pool near Linyanti. Erect culms, about 2 feet high. Altitude: about 3000 feet.-17.87500024.8750004
94912013 Jan 1959DJB Killick
OA Leistner
DJB Killick
OA Leistner
3343
WIND

Locally common in moist part of mopane veld.Caprivi: Mpilila Island.2080Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1725C3 930Graminoid. Erect culms, 2 feet tall.-17.78330025.2075005
95023019 Jan 2005S Bartsch
MM Hochobes
S Kruger
ES Klaassen
D Lutombi
ES Klaassen
1308
ES Klaassen
WIND

Okavango, Rundu District: Rundu - Divundu main road0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1821A1 109270 cm high; grass; Notes: Annual, 70 cm high, ascendant grass. Culms geniculate, rooting at nodes, nodes thickened. Plant softly pubescent. Leaves ovate, margin ciliate, ligule a fringe of hairs. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, spikelets secund. Occasional, in gravel along roadverge.-18.00111021.0591702

Total records found: 5



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Records of: Urochloa trichopus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species-display.php?species_id=107020, retrieved 16 August 2022

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