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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (3 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: ornamental

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: Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Transvaal]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

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

References:

  1. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. Note: mentions; introduced in India
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. Gibbs-Russell, G. E. et al. 1990. Grasses of southern Africa. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa vol. 58
  5. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  8. Zon, A. P. M. van der. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun

Check other web resources for Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) T. Durand & Schinz :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=33827. Accessed 16 July 2019.