Taxon: Cenchrus setigerus Vahl

 
Genus: Cenchrus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Paniceae
        Subtribe: Cenchrinae
Nomen number: 9808
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 2:395. 1805
Comment: there is some question as to whether the spelling should be corrected to "setiger" to reflect the classical Latin termination (Melbourne ICN Art. 32.2) for the masculine form of this adjectival epithet (see also W. T. Stearn, Botanical Latin ed. 4:91. 1992), but lacking explicit guidance in the Code for this case we retain the original spelling
Name Verified on: 16-Sep-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-May-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 24 in National Plant Germplasm System

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Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage (fide Use Pl WT Afr, as Cenchrus setiger)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • Western Asia: Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : United States

References:

  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • 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.
  • Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gutiérrez, H. F. 2015. Las especies americanas del género Cenchrus s.l. (Poaceae, Panioideae, Paniceae) (Darwiniana) 3:114-200.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. 1990-1993 (F NSWales)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Simon, B. K. 2010. New taxa, nomenclatural changes and notes on Australian grases in the tribe Paniceae (Poacae: Panicoideae) (Austrobaileya) 8:187-219.
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wipff, J. K. 2001. Nomenclatural changes in Pennisetum (Poaceae: Paniceae) (Sida) 19:526.
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. 1997 (F Yemen)

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