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Taxon: Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult.

Genus: Pennisetum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Paniceae.
Nomen number: 27207
Place of publication: Mant. 2:146. 1824
Name verified on: 17-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 3 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(as P. polystachyon)*, NC*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • feather pennisetum   (Source: Pl Res SEAs ) – English
  • mission grass   (Source: World Worst Weeds ) – English
  • thin Napier grass   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • capim-avião   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-custódio   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-mandante   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • capim-oferecido   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Congo; Gabon; Zaire
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Indochina; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory [n.], Queensland [n.]
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [s.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas [s.e.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona [s.], Nevada [s.]
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Veracruz
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Solomon Islands; Vanuatu
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Indo-China: Thailand
  • PACIFIC
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult.:


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.

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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?27207 (03 September 2014)

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