Details of record no: 94538

Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.

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Record details:

Date: 10 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Determiner(s):ES Klaassen
Location: Caprivi: 2 km north of Bukalo on road to Katima Mulilo - grassy malapo.
Location code(s):
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724D1
Grid reference:
FZ Divisions (Flora Zambesiaca):
Current administrative provinces:
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Notes: Erect, tufted, annual grass, up to 1 m when in flower. Culms erect to slightly geniculate, yellow-green but conspicuously purple-tinted at nodes, glabrous, slender. Leaf blade bright green, gradually tapering over a length of 12 - 20 cm, soft and tender, glabrous, normally expanded, rounded basally at collar. Ligule a band of dense, white, silky hairs, 1 mm high. Leaf sheath 6 cm long, glabrous, tightly clasping around culm. Inflorescence a compact spike, 40 - 70 mm long and 5 mm wide, borne on very slender erect, glabrous peduncle, up to 50 cm long. Spikelets densely arranged, ellipsoid, 2 mm long, without awn, but interspersed by long, stiff hairs, yellow-green but rapidly discolouring to dark purple; glumes pale green to pale pink-tinted.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.625000, 24.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

Map of species record

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Individual record no: 94538: Setaria pumila., retrieved 8 December 2021

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