Setaria sagittifolia (A. Rich.) Walp.

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Setaria sagittifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Setaria sagittifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Setaria sagittifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Setaria sagittifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Setaria sagittifolia

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms: Cymbosetaria sagittifolia (A. Rich.) Schweick.
Panicum barbigerum Bertol.
Panicum sagittifolium (A. Rich.) Steud.
Pennisetum sagittifolium A. Rich.
Setaria barbigera (Bertol.) Stapf
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual grass 20-80 cm high. Leaves broadly linear to narrowly lanceolate, sagittate ate the base with lobes 2-30 mm long. Inflorescence a narrowly oblong to ovate panicle, 5-15 cm long. Spikelets secund on racemose branches; bristles 2-15 mm long. Spikelets suborbicular, a mm long, laterally compressed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sagittifolia: with sagittate leaves, referring to the sharply pointed, backward pointing lobes at the base of the leaves.
Habitat: In shady places in bushland, woodland, dry forest and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Yemen and Sudan throughout the eastern half of Africa to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 11 November 2013
Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 101.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 499. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 192.


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JSTOR Plant Science: Setaria sagittifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Setaria sagittifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Setaria sagittifolia
Tropicos: Setaria sagittifolia
West African Plants database: Setaria sagittifolia


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 sagittifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107270, retrieved 7 December 2016

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