African Plant Database

Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. t.44 (1827)  
Information on the genus : Pennisetum
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)
=Pennisetum merkeri auct.
=Gymnotrix nitens Andersson (1864)
=Pennisetum nitens (Andersson) Hack. (1888)
=Pennisetum macrostachyum Benth.
=Pennisetum flavicomum Leeke (1907)
=Pennisetum pruinosum Leeke (1907)
=Pennisetum pallescens Leeke (1907)
=Pennisetum lachnorhachis Peter (1930)
=Pennisetum gossweileri Stapf & C.E. Hubb. (1933)
=Pennisetum blepharideum Gilli (1966)
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)
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 10[3]: 180-181
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:105 (2012)
  • 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
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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