Details of record no: 94723

Urochloa trichopus (Hochst.) Stapf

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Record details:

Date: 09 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: Near Ngoma.
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Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724D3
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Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Graminoid; 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.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.875000, 24.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

Map of species record

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: Individual record no: 94723: Urochloa trichopus., retrieved 16 August 2022

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