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Pennisetum

by Science Staff
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 09/20/2012

Nomenclature

Pennisetum Rich., Syn. Pl. 1. 72. 1805.

A recent molecular investigation suggests that Pennisetum be subsumed into Cenchrus- see Chemisquy, M. A. et al., 2010. Ann. Bot. 106:107-130.

List of Pennisetum Species

References

References to Pennisetum

General Discussion

Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng. (a southeast Asian species commonly used as an ornamental) and Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link (native from Africa to southern Asia) each have a couple of reports of adventive specimens in our area. Further research is need to clarify the occurrence of these taxa in our flora.

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