Bush Buffalo Grass

Scientific Name
Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) T.Durand & Schinz
Higher Classification
Setaria acuta Stapf & C.E.Hubb., Setaria chevalieri Stapf, Setaria chevalieri Stapf subsp. racemosa de Wit, Setaria insignis de Wit
Common Names
Borad-leaved Setaria (e), Bosbuffelsgras (a), Breë-blaar Borselgras (a), Breëblaarsetaria (a), Buffalo Grass (e), Buffelsgras (a), Bush Buffalo Grass (e), Fine Sword Grass (e), Forest Buffalo Grass (e), Macopo Grass (e), Mufhafha (v), Ribbon Bristle Grass (e), Ribbon Grass (e), Riffelblaarsetaria (a), Sclitz Grass (e), Solitz Grass (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. Fish & J.E. Victor
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) T.Durand & SchinzLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Setaria chevalieri Stapf subsp. racemosa de WitLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. and Nembudani, M.T. 2015. Identification guide to southern African grasses. Strelitzia 36. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Fish, L. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) T.Durand & Schinz. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/13

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