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

 
Genus: Setaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 33827
Place of publication: Consp. fl. afric. 5:773. 1894
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Typification:
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: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Animal food: forage ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland


    Cultivated (also cult.)

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

References:

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

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?33827. Accessed 22 April 2018.