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.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 100 - 101.

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
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Setaria pumila
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Setaria pumila
The Plant List (version 1.1): Setaria pumila
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Setaria pumila.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107260, retrieved 17 November 2017

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