Setaria grandis Stapf

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Setaria grandis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

Setaria grandis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Robust tufted perennial 2-3 m high with fan-shaped, overlapping basal sheaths. Leaves up to 15 mm wide. Inflorescence lanceolate in outline, 20–30 cm long, , with stiffly spreading or ascending raceme-like primary branches up to 3 cm long and numerous rigid almost prickly bristles 10–25 mm long. Spikelets narrowly ovate, 3.5–4 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: grandis: of great size
Habitat: In marshy places along streams and lakes.
Altitude range: 2300 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Nyika Plateau in Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 June 2019
Literature:

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. (Includes a picture).

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 102 - 103. (Includes a picture).

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

Willis, C.K., Burrows, J.E., Fish, L., Phiri, P.S.M., Chikuni, A.C. & Golding, J. (2001). Developing a greater understanding of the flora of the Nyika Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71(2) Page 999.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Setaria grandis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Setaria grandis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Setaria grandis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Setaria grandis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Setaria grandis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Setaria grandis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Setaria grandis
iNaturalist: Setaria grandis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Setaria grandis
JSTOR Plant Science: Setaria grandis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Setaria grandis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Setaria grandis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Setaria grandis
Plants of the World Online: Setaria grandis
Tropicos: Setaria grandis
Wikipedia: Setaria grandis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Setaria grandis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=187370, retrieved 14 August 2022

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