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Taxon: Pennisetum schweinfurthii Pilg.

Genus: Pennisetum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 103531
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30:121. 1901
Link to protologue:
Comment: belongs in Cenchrus, but combination not yet made
Name Verified on: 13-Oct-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2016
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 4 (3 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia (n.w.), Sudan


  1. Chemisquy,M. A. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic studies favour the unification of Pennisetum, Cenchrus and Odontelytrum (Poaceae): a combined nuclear, plastid and morphological analysis, and nomenclatural combinations in Cenchrus Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 106:107-130.
  2. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  3. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  4. Martel, E. et al. 1996. Assessment of genome organization among diploid species (2n = 2x = 14) belonging to primary and tertiary gene pools of pearl millet using fluorescent in situ hybridization with rDNA probes (Genome) 39:680-687.
  5. Nagesh, C. & N. C. Subrahmanyam 1996. Interspecific hybridization of Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. with wild relatives J. Pl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 5:1-5.

Check other web resources for Pennisetum schweinfurthii Pilg. :

  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=103531. Accessed 18 April 2019.