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S. italica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Genus: Setaria

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Acrochaete Peter
Chaetochloa Scribn.
Cymbosetaria Schweick.
Miliastrum Fabr., nom. inval.
Tansaniochloa Rauschert[1]

Setaria is a genus of grasses in the Poaceae family. The name is derived from the Latin word seta, meaning "bristle" or "hair", which refers to the bristly spikelets.[2] The genus includes over 100 species distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical world,[3] and members are commonly known as foxtail or bristle grasses.[1] Several species are cultivated for food or as animal fodder, such as foxtail millet (S. italica) and korali (S. pumila), while others are agricultural weeds.[4] Setaria viridis is currently being developed as a genetic model system for bioenergy grasses.

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  1. ^ a b c "Genus: Setaria P. Beauv.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. Vol. 4: R-Q. CRC Press. p. 2470. ISBN 0-8493-2673-7. 
  3. ^ Aliscioni, S., et al. An overview of the genus Setaria (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) in the Old World: Systematic revision and phylogenetic approach. Abstract. Botany 2004. Salt Lake City. August 3, 2004.
  4. ^ Dekker, Jack. "4". In Inderjit. Weed Biology and Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 65–67. ISBN 9781402017612. 
  5. ^ "Setaria". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  6. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Setaria". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 

External links[edit]

  • Setaria. California Department of Food and Agriculture.