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Common name

English: Malaysian Palm Grass, Palm Bristlegrass

Mandarin: 棕叶狗尾草 (zong ye gou wei cao)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(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

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, beige, white

External links

Check for Setaria palmifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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