Taxon: Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) T. Durand & Schinz

 
Genus: Setaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 33827
Place of publication: Consp. fl. afric. 5:773. 1894
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • big-leaf bristle grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • ribbon bristle grass  (Source: Grass SAfr) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Grass SAfr)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Grass SAfr)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa - Cape Province, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Free State, - Transvaal; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Gabon

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere, incl. s.e. United States (Florida)

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58. 1990 (Grass SAfr)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Zon, A. P. M. van der Graminées du Cameroun. 1992 (Grass Camer)

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