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Taxon: Cenchrus divisus (Forssk.) Verloove et al.

Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 476781
Place of publication: Phytotaxa 181:59. 2014
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2016 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran (s.), Iraq (s.), Israel

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.w.), Pakistan


  1. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource).
  2. Verloove, F. et al. 2014. A new combination in Cenchrus (Poaceae: Paniceae), with lectotypification of Panicum divisum. Phytotaxa 181:59-60.
  3. Verloove, F. 2012. New combinations in Cenchrus (Paniceae, Poaceae) in Europe and the Mediterranean area. Willdenowia 42:77-78. Note: as Cenchrus ramosissimus Poir.

Check other web resources for Cenchrus divisus (Forssk.) Verloove et al. :

  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=476781. Accessed 8 April 2020.