Cenchrus alopecuroides (L.) Thunb.

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 24 (1794)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is China to Temp. E. Asia and W. & Central Malesia, NW. & E. Australia. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Malaya, Manchuria, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Taiwan, Tibet, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Arkansas, Austria, Bulgaria, Colorado, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Illinois, India, Italy, Maryland, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Pennsylvania, Romania, Transcaucasus, West Himalaya

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Pennisetum alopecuroides.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic. Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Engelmaier, P. & Wilhalm, T. (2018). Alien grasses (Poaceae) in the flora of the Eastern Alps. Neilreichia 9: 177-245.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand. Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Koyama, T. (1987). Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions: an identification manual: 1-570. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok.
  • Lekhak, M.M. & Yadav, S.R. (2012). Herbacious vegetation of threatened high altitude lateritic plateau ecosystems of Western Ghats, southwestern Maharashtra, India. Rheedea 22: 39-61.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Walker, E.H. (1976). Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu islands: 1-1159. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae. Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • von Raab-Straube, E. & Raus, T. (eds.) (2015). Euro+Med-Checklist Notulae, 5. Willdenowia 45: 449-464.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 17, 1934 Tsang, W.T. [s.n.], Guangdong Pennisetum alopecuroides K001056152 Yes
Brown, R. [6139], Australia Pennisetum alopecuroides K000215210 holotype Yes
Home, J.E. [s.n.], China Pennisetum alopecuroides K001056155 Yes
Sampson, G.T. [251], China Pennisetum alopecuroides K001056153 Yes
Bushell, S.W. [s.n.], China Pennisetum alopecuroides K001056154 Yes
Vachell, G.H. [48], China Pennisetum alopecuroides K001056156 Yes

Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images