Other Name Combinations: Brachiaria setigera (WFO, 2023).
Natural History: Native Perennial Grass.
A trailing grass growing from a perennial knotty base. It can grow up to 50 cm in height. Scattered hairs are present on all parts of plant.
Note: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host plant for Borbo cinnara – Rice Swift, Pelopidas agna – Obscure Branded Swift, Pelopidas mathias – Small Branded Swift and Orsotriaena medus – Medus Brown by Abhishek Rane from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra in July 2023.
eFlora of India (2023): Urochloa setigera. Accessed on: 17 Jul 2023. [URL]
WFO (2023): Urochloa setigera Stapf. Accessed on: 17 Jul 2023. [URL]
Rane, A. and N. Kawthankar. 2023. Urochloa setigera Stapf – Bristly Signal Grass. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/urochloa-setigera, accessed 2023/12/02.