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Taiwan Gramineae | Family List | Poaceae | Setaria

Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr. 51. 1812; Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 602. 1978.


Setaria glauca

Credit: CC Hsu

Panicum glaucum L., Sp. Pl. 56. 1753.

Annuals; clum prostrate, mostly 20-50 cm tall, compressed. Blade to 25 cm long, 1 cm wide, hairy; sheath keeled, glabrous; ligule a ring of hairs, ca. 1 mm long. Panicle contracted, cylindrical, not interrupted, mostly 5-10 cm long; axis pubescent and scabrous; bristles 5-20, 2-3 times as long as spikelet. Spikelets broadly ovate, ca.3 mm long, obtuse, pale; lower glume 1/2 as long as spikelet, 3-veined; upper glume 2/3-3/5 as long as spikelet, broadly ovate, 5-veined; lower lemma 5-veined, membranaceous; upper floret broadly ovate, as long as lower lemma, strongly and transversely rugose, coriaceous.

TAICHUNG: Chika, Huang 7084. PINGTUNG: Tawu, Matuda 150.

Temperate regions of the Old World, introduced into America, Australia and other countries. Taiwan, in hillside orchard.


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