Setaria longiseta P. Beauv.

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Synonyms: Setaria paniciformis Rendle
Common names:
Loosely tufted perennial. Culms 50–150 cm. high, geniculately ascending. Leaf laminae 1–6(15) mm. wide, neither plicate nor petiolate. Panicle 7–25 cm. long, lanceolate to ovate with spikelets loosely clustered around the primary branches, often purple tinged, the rhachis scaberulous with occasional long hairs or rarely hirsute; bristles 2–12 mm. long. Spikelets 1.5–2.2 mm. long, elliptic, slightly gibbous, generally acute. Glumes often acute, the inferior 1/4–1/3, the superior 2/3–3/4 as long as spikelet. Inferior lemma firmly and smoothly membranous with a pronounced median groove. Superior lemma finely but distinctly rugose, pallid becoming golden
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Habitat: Woodland, thicket and streamsides, often in shady places or on termite mounds
Altitude range: Up to 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northwards to Sudan & Sierra Leone.
Mozambique distribution: Z,T,MS
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 361.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 103 - 105.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 58.

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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Flora of Botswana: Setaria longiseta
Flora of Malawi: Setaria longiseta
Flora of Zambia: Setaria longiseta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Setaria longiseta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Setaria longiseta
African Plant Database: Setaria longiseta
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Setaria longiseta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Setaria longiseta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Setaria longiseta
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Setaria longiseta., retrieved 28 March 2023

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