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Setaria sphacelata (Schumach.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. ex Moss

Synonyms

Chaetochloa aurea, Chaetochloa glauca, Panicum aureum, Panicum chrysanthum, Panicum rudimentosum, Panicum sphacelatum, Pennisetum aureum, Pennisetum rudimentosum, Setaria almaspicata, Setaria alpestris, Setaria anceps, Setaria angustifolia, Setaria aurea, Setaria bussei, Setaria cana, Setaria chrysantha, Setaria decipiens, Setaria flabellata, Setaria flabelliformis, Setaria glauca, Setaria homblei, Setaria laxispica, Setaria myosuroides, Setaria neglecta, Setaria perennis, Setaria planifolia, Setaria rudimentosa, Setaria scalaris, Setaria splendida, Setaria stenantha, Setaria stolzii, Setaria tenuispica, Setaria torta, Setaria trinervia

Common names

South African pigeon grass, African bristlegrass

Extract from Wikipedia article

Setaria sphacelata is a tall African grass, also known as South African pigeon grass and African bristlegrass. It is native to tropical and subtropical Africa, and is extensively cultivated globally as a pasture grass and for cut fodder. This is a rhizomatous perennial grass producing flattened, hairless, blue-green stems up to 2 m tall. The inflorescence is a dense, narrow panicle of bristly, orange-tinged spikelets up to 25 cm long.[+]

LinkSouth African pigeon grass (African bristlegrass, Setaria sphacelata) with long spikelets near irrigation pipes on Green Circles in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkAfrican bristlegrass (Setaria sphacelata) with long spikelets on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkLong spikelets of South African pigeon grass (African bristlegrass, Setaria sphacelata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkClose up of long spikelets of South African pigeon grass (African bristlegrass, Setaria sphacelata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming South African pigeon grass (African bristlegrass, Setaria sphacelata) with long spikelets on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. Qatar, January 16, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.