Taxon: Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng.

Synonym of Cenchrus purpurascens

Genus: Pennisetum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
Nomen number: 27168
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 1:303. 1824 ("1825")
Name Verified on: 17-Jan-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Feb-2016
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


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