G.503. Setaria P. Beauv.


Clayton, W.D. (1989) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3)

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Leaves flat or folded, sometimes plicate. Ligule usually a ciliate rim. Inflorescence usually a panicle, either open or dense and spike-like; the spikelets subtended by 1 or more bristles which persist on the axis after the spikelets fall. Spikelets oblong to ovate, ± plano-convex, awnless; glumes unequal, the lower generally much smaller, ovate from a clasping base; lower floret male or barren, as long as the spikelet, herbaceous; upper lemma crustaceous, strongly convex on the back, often rugose.

Derivation of name: from the Latin, seta, a bristle, referring to the persistent bristles subtending the spikelets

Worldwide: c.150 species in tropical and warm zones

Zimbabwe: 13 taxa.

Setaria sphacelata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
homonyma (Steud.) Chiov.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
incrassata (Hochst.) Hack.N,W,C,E,SImage
italica (L.) P. Beauv.N,W,C,SDescription
lindenbergiana (Nees) StapfN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
longiseta P. Beauv.N,W,C,E
megaphylla (Steud.) T. Durand & SchinzN,C,E,SDescription, Image
orthosticha Herrm.N,W,C,E,S
petiolata Stapf & C.E. Hubb.N,W,E,S
pseudaristata (Peter) Pilg.W
pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sagittifolia (A. Rich.) Walp.N,W,C,E,SImage
sphacelata (Schumach.) MossN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
verticillata (L.) P. Beauv.N,W,C,E,SImage

Other sources of information about Setaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Setaria
Flora of Caprivi: Setaria
Flora of Malawi: Setaria
Flora of Mozambique: Setaria
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Setaria
Flora of Zambia: Setaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Setaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Setaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Setaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Setaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Setaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Setaria
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Setaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Setaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=202, retrieved 26 November 2015

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