on Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv. Panama, Chiriqui Province, Volcan, N 8° 47.398',W 82° 40.565', 25 Nov. 2004, leg. J.R. Hernandez 2004-099, II (BPI 864147). On Paspalum sp., same data, leg. J.R. Hernandez 2004-099A, II.
U. setariae-italicae is cosmopolitan, reported as widespread in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania (Farr et al. 2004; Hernandez et al. 2005a, b). It has been reported from Panama on Panicum maximum Jacq. (McGuire and Crandall 1967) as Uromyces leptodermus Syd. and P. Syd. This is the firstreportofU. setariae-italicae on M. minutiflora and on Paspalum sp. from Panama.