Taxon: Setaria palmifolia (J. Koenig) Stapf

 
Genus: Setaria
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 33832
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42:186. 1914
Name Verified on: 20-Sep-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Sep-2010
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • highland pitpit  (Source: Blumea) - English
  • palm grass  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Pak; Dict Gard; F NAmer)
  • Human food: cereal (fide F NAmer)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide F NAmer)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Guizhou, - Hainan, - Hubei, - Hunan, - Jiangxi, - Sichuan, - Xizang, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Kyushu, - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Sikkim, - Assam, - Bihar, - Manipur, - Meghalaya, - Nagaland, - Orissa, - Tripura, - West Bengal, - Mizoram, - Arunachal Pradesh; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Clayton, W. D. 1979. Notes on Setaria (Gramineae) Kew Bull. 33:506.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Holttum, R. E. et al. A revised flora of Malaya. 1953-1971 (F Malaya)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • Veldkamp, J. F. 1994. Miscellaneous notes on southeast Asian Gramineae: 9. Setaria and Paspalidium (Blumea) 39:379.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:581.

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