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Taxon: Pennisetum ×longistylum Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Synonym of Cenchrus ×longistylus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Thulin & S. M. Phillips

Genus: Pennisetum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 27195
Place of publication: Tent. fl. abyss. 2:388. 1850-1851 (Flora 24(1, Intell. 2):19. 1841, nom. nud.), nom. rej. prop.
Link to protologue:
  • • not validly published in 1841, as verified from original literature
  • • the date of volume 2 of Richard's work, lacking from the title page but given as 1850 in TL-2, is given by Pritzel as 1851 (K. Gandhi, pers. comm. via e-mail on 29 Jun 2012)
  • • proposed for rejection (nom. rej. prop.) against the heterotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4) P. clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov., nom. cons. prop.
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Feb-2016
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Applequist, W. L. 2014. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 66 (Taxon) 63:1368-1369.
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  3. Gutiérrez, H. F. 2014. (2259) Proposal to conserve the name Pennisetum clandestinum (Cenchrus clandestinus) against P. longistylum (Poaceae) (Taxon) 63:189-190.
  4. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  5. Scholz, H. 2006. Kikuyuochloa, genus novum (Poaceae: Paniceae) Feddes Repert. 117:512-518.
  6. Thulin, M. & S. Phillips 2015. The identity of Pennisetum longistylum (Poaceae) (Willdenowia) 45:173-175.
  7. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:531.

Check other web resources for Pennisetum ×longistylum Hochst. ex A. Rich. :

  • 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=27195. Accessed 16 February 2019.