African Plant Database


Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. t.44 (1827)  
Information on the genus : Pennisetum
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone
Status for NA : rejected (weed), is synonym of : Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone
Status for SA : rejected (naturalised-introduced), is synonym of : Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone
Status for TA : rejected (indigenous), is synonym of : Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cenchrus purpureus (Schumach.) Morrone (2010)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pennisetum flexispica K. Schum. (1895)
=Pennisetum purpureum subsp. flexispica (K. Schum.) Maire & Weiller (1952)
=Pennisetum benthamii Steud. (1854)
=Pennisetum purpureum subsp. benthamii (Steud.) Maire & Weiller (1952)
=Gymnotrix nitens Andersson (1864)
=Pennisetum nitens (Andersson) Hack. (1888)
=Pennisetum gossweileri Stapf & C. E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum blepharideum Gilli (1966)
=Pennisetum merkeri auct. non Leeke et auct. mult.
=Pennisetum macrostachyum Benth. (1849), non (brongn.) Trin. (1834).
=Pennisetum flavicomum Leeke (1907)
=Pennisetum pruinosum Leeke (1907)
=Pennisetum pallescens Leeke (1907)
=Pennisetum lachnorhachis Peter (1930)
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Graminoid- Ht up to 7.5 m. Alt: 100 - 900 m. Distribution: GA, KN, LP, MP, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa 3: 677 (1982)
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 10[3]: 180-181
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Afrique N. 1: 339 (1952). 
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 205 (2008).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
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Record n°53069
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