Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.

First published in Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 3(2): 184 (1834)
This name is a synonym of Cenchrus pedicellatus

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 2: 360-550. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(2): 1-94. ORSTOM, Bangui. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • 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 pedicellatum.]
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition. Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand. Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville. [Cited as Pennisetum pedicellatum.]

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Berhaut, Fl. Sén. ed. 2, 395
  • Chev. Bot. 736
  • De Miré & Gillet in J. Agric. Trop. 3: 734
  • F.T.A. 9: 1065
  • in Mém. Acad. Sc.i. Petersb. sér. 6, 3: 184 (1834)
  • in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 14: 38
  • incl. var. pubirhachis Berhaut in Mém. Soc. Bot. Fr. 1953–54: 10 (1954)
  • incl. var. pubirhachis Berhaut, Pl. Sén. ed. 2, 394 (the variety is distinguished by its pubescent rhachis).

Seed Collection Guides

  • Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. [accessed 10th March 2014; 10:00 GMT]; An Illustrated Manual of Kenya Grasses (1987) Ibrahim KM & Kabuye CHS.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Clayton in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 460 (1972).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 517 (1956).
  • Stapf & C. E. Hubbard in Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 1065 (1934).
  • Trin. in Mém. Acad. Sci. Pétersb., sér. 6, 3: 184 (1934).

Other Data

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