Setaria plicata

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Setaria plicata (Lam.) T.Cooke

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales
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Setaria plicata is a grass.

Contents

Naming

Setaria plicata was already described and the name validly published by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck. It was Theodore Cooke, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Setaria plicata is a species in the genus Setaria which contains approximately 120 to 162 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 45 to 130 centimetres.

Leaves

Setaria plicata has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

The flowers of Setaria plicata are arranged in panicles.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Setaria plicata is native to India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and the Malay Peninsula.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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