Urochloa setigera – Bristly Signal Grass

Other notes

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 SwiftPelopidas agna – Obscure Branded SwiftPelopidas 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]

Page citation

Rane, A. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. 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 2024/07/20.