Taxon: Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke

Synonym of Cenchrus americanus (L.) Morrone

Genus: Pennisetum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 27170
Place of publication: Z. Naturwiss. 79:52. 1907
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Nov-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Feb-2016
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


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  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Terrell, E. E. 1976. The correct names for pearl millet and yellow foxtail (Taxon) 25:297-304.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

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