African Plant Database

Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 1: 195 (1810) 
Information on the genus : Pennisetum
Basionym : Panicum glaucum L.
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.
Status for NA : rejected (weed), is synonym of : Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.
Status for SA : rejected (cultivated), is synonym of : Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.
Status for TA : rejected (cultivated), is synonym of : Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv. (1812)
 Panicum glaucum L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pennisetum albicauda Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke
=Panicum americanum L.
=Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke subsp. americanum
=*Pennisetum americanum (L.) K. Schum. (1895)
=Pennisetum echinurus (K. Schum.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
=Pennisetum spicatum var. echinurus K. Schum.
=Pennisetum nigritarum (Schltdl.) T. Durand & Schinz
=Penicillaria nigritana Schltdl. (1852)
=Alopecurus typhoides Burm. f.
=Pennisetum typhoides (Burm. f.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum pycnostachyum (Steud.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
=Cenchrus pycnostachyus Steud. (1854)
=Penicillaria deflexa Andersson ex A. Br. & Bouché (1855)
=Pennisetum malacochaete Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum ancylochaete Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum cinereum Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum gambiense Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum gibbosum Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum leonis Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum maiwa Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=*Panicum lutescens Weigel (1772)
=Pennisetum spicatum (L.) Körn.
=Holcus spicatus L. (1759)
=Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav. (1802)
=Penicillaria spicata (L.) Willd. (1809)
=Pennisetum americanum subsp. spicatum (L.) Maire & Weiller (1952)
=Pennisetum americanum subsp. typhoideum (Rich.) Maire & Weiller (1952)
=Penicillaria nubica A. Braun (1861)
=Pennisetum spicatum var. nubicum (A. Braun) T. Durand & Schinz (1894)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Graminoid- Ht up to 3 m. Alt: 5 - 1200 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa 3: 672 (1982)
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 10[3]: 180

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Graminae[3]: 672 (1982)
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 26 (1986).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 312 (2005).

Bibliography other :
  • Willdenowia 42: 78 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°53064 modified 2016-07-15
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