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Last modified: 09/20/2012
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
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.