Setaria lindenbergiana (Nees) Stapf

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Setaria lindenbergiana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Lumwana wetland, Chimwungo

Setaria lindenbergiana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Lumwana wetland, Chimwungo

Setaria lindenbergiana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Lumwana wetland, Chimwungo

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Synonyms: Setaria thermitaria Chiov.
Common names:
Status: Native
Densely tufted perennial grass. Culms 30–120 cm. high, the nodes glabrous or pubescent. Leaf lamina 1–10 mm. wide, harsh to the touch, plicate when young but soon flattening, the basal portion usually narrowed to a false petiole. The panicle with branches spreading in ours, usually contracted elsewhere.
Derivation of specific name:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: D.R. Congo (Katanga), Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, perennial, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 361.

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 107 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Fanshawe, D.B. (1968). The vegetation of Zambian termitaria. Kirkia 6(2) Pages 169 - 179.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 84.

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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Flora of Botswana: Setaria lindenbergiana
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Setaria lindenbergiana
African Plant Database: Setaria lindenbergiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Setaria lindenbergiana
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Setaria lindenbergiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Setaria lindenbergiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Setaria lindenbergiana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Setaria lindenbergiana
Ispot Southern Africa: Setaria lindenbergiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Setaria lindenbergiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Setaria lindenbergiana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Setaria lindenbergiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Setaria lindenbergiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Setaria lindenbergiana
Tropicos: Setaria lindenbergiana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Setaria lindenbergiana., retrieved 18 July 2019

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