Setaria lindenbergiana (Nees) Stapf

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Setaria lindenbergiana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Lumwana wetland, Chimwungo

Setaria lindenbergiana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Lumwana wetland, Chimwungo

Setaria lindenbergiana

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Lumwana wetland, Chimwungo

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Synonyms: Panicum lindbergianum Nees
Setaria angustissima Stapf
Setaria mauritiana var. angustifolia Rendle
Setaria subsetosa Stapf
Setaria thermitaria Chiov.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Densely tufted perennial grass, the base invested in tightly packed dead sheaths. Culms 30–120 cm. high, the nodes glabrous or pubescent. Leaf lamina 1–10 mm. wide, linear, often narrow, harsh to the touch, plicate when young but soon flattening, the basal portion usually narrowed to a false petiole. Panicle 5–20 cm. long, with branches spreading in ours, usually contracted elsewhere, , the branches pubescent or sometimes pilose; bristles 2–10 mm. long, often inconspicuous. Spikelets 2–3 mm. long, narrowly ovate to elliptic. Inferior glume 1/4–1/2 the superior 1/2 to as long as spikelet. Superior lemma rugose, pallid.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open woodlands, often on rocky slopes or termite mounds
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC (Katanga), Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s): Tree, perennial, shrub over 2 m.
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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.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 51.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 107 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Fanshawe, D.B. (1968). The vegetation of Zambian termitaria. Kirkia 6(2) Pages 169 - 179.

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 68.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 84.

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 Malawi: Setaria lindenbergiana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Setaria lindenbergiana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107200, retrieved 21 April 2021

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