Setaria palmifolia (J.Koenig) Stapf

Common name

English: Malaysian Palm Grass, Palm Bristlegrass

Mandarin: 棕叶狗尾草 (zong ye gou wei cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Setaria (2)

           Epithet: palmifolia (J.Koenig) Stapf (1)

Synonyms: Agrostis plicata Lour., Chaetochloa effusa (E.Fourn.) Hitchc., Chaetochloa palmifolia (J.Koenig) Hitchc. & Chase, Chaetochloa sulcata (Aubl.) Hitchc.

effusa => spread out, loosely-spreading, unrestrained

palmifolia => with palm-like leaves

plicata => folded, pleated

sulcata => furrowed


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, beige, white

External links

Check for Setaria palmifolia at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI


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