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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.)
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)
  • • a proposal for rejection against the heterotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4) P. clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. failed, as the two taxa are not considered by experts to be synonymous
Name Verified on: 06-Mar-2019 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
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. Note: challenges identification with Pennisetum clandestinum
  2. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: mentions
  3. Gutiérrez, H. F. 2014. (2259) Proposal to conserve the name Pennisetum clandestinum (Cenchrus clandestinus) against P. longistylum (Poaceae). Taxon 63:189-190. Note: = Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov.
  4. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  5. Scholz, H. 2006. Kikuyuochloa, genus novum (Poaceae: Paniceae). Feddes Repert. 117:512-518. Note: = Kikuyuochloa clandestina (Hochst. ex Chiov.) H. Scholz
  6. Thulin, M. & S. Phillips. 2015. The identity of Pennisetum longistylum (Poaceae). Willdenowia 45:173-175.
  7. Wilson, K. L. 2016. Report of the General Committee: 15. Taxon 65:1150. Note: proposal not recommended, being unnecessary, as not considered synonymous with P. clandestinum
  8. 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. Note: = Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov.

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 15 September 2019.