Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.

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Setaria pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky slopes on left of entry road

Setaria pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rocky slopes on left of entry road

Setaria pumila

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Setaria pumila

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Setaria pumila

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

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Synonyms: Setaria pallide-fusca (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Setaria ustilata de Wit
Common names: Garden bristle-grass (English) Yellow bristle-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual tufted grass, up to 1 m. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle, up to 15 cm. Spikelets green with long orange or reddish-brown bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
Habitat: In a wide variety of soils and habitats, often in disturbed and weedy places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 11 November 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 362.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 511. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 144.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Setaria pumila
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West African Plants database: Setaria pumila


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Setaria pumila.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107260, retrieved 29 June 2016

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