Setaria pseudaristata (Peter) Pilg.

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Synonyms: Acrochaete pseudaristata Peter
Setaria tenuiseta de Wit
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Loosely tufted perennial. Culms 50–110 cm. high. Leaf laminae 2–6 mm. wide, linear, not plicate. Panicle 15–30 cm. long, narrowly oblong to narrowly ovate, primary branches flexuous, the spikelets borne on secondary branches, these puberulous; bristles 3–20 mm. long. Spikelets 3–4 mm. long, narrowly ovate-elliptic, acute. Glumes acute, the inferior 1/3–1/2, the superior 2/3–3/4 as long as spikelet. Inferior lemma not or weakly sulcate. Superior lemma smooth above, indistinctly rugose below.
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Habitat: In shade of riverine forest
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 105.

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 109.

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Setaria pseudaristata., retrieved 3 December 2023

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