Urochloa holosericea subsp. velutina
R.D. Webster. Austral. Paniceae, 240 (1987).
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: HT: P. K. Latz
Central North Dist.: Yeundumu Aboriginal Reserve, 22.10S 131.48E (CANB).
Distribution: Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland.
holosericea subsp. velutina differs from the typical form in
possessing velutinous leaf blades, fewer and shorter hairs on the inflorescence
branches and pedicels, and generally longer awned lower lemmas.
W.A., N.T., and Qld.
In tropical and subtropical sub-humid woodlands, arid and semi-arid low
woodlands, acacia shrublands, arid tussock grasslands, and arid hummock
grasslands. Brachiaria holosericea subsp. velutina occurs in the
arid and semiarid areas of north central Australia, whereas subsp. holosericea
occurs N of this area in tropical and subtropical subhumid woodlands. Flowers