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Taxon: Pennisetum macrourum Trin.

Genus: Pennisetum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 27197
Place of publication: Gram. panic. 64. 1826
Name verified on: 07-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Nov-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FL*, MA*, NC*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • African feather grass   (Source: USDA/APHIS ) – English
  • bedding grass   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • waterside-reed   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • afrikanisches Federborstengras   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • svansborstgräs   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Guinea; Nigeria; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape; Swaziland
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Yemen

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [e.], South Australia [s.e.], Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia [s.w.]
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Pennisetum macrourum Trin.:


Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?27197 (28 July 2014)

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