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Setaria palmifolia (hailans pitpit; broadleaved bristlegrass; palmgrass; short pitpit)


Wikipedia Abstract

Setaria palmifolia is a species of grass known by the common names palmgrass, highland pitpit, hailans pitpit, short pitpit, broadleaved bristlegrass, and knotroot. In Spanish it is called pasto de palma and in Samoan vao 'ofe 'ofe. It is native to temperate and tropical Asia. It is known elsewhere as an introduced, and often invasive, species, including in Australia, New Zealand, many Pacific Islands, and the Americas.
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Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Grass

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
Rinc√≥n de la Vieja National Park II 35068 Costa Rica  


Antonina graminis (felted grass coccid)[3]
Capitisetella migrans[3]
Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug)[3]
Odonaspis morrisoni[3]



External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
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