Cenchrus violaceus (Lam.) Morrone

First published in Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 106: 130 (2010)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Sahara to Sahel. It is an annual and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Distribution

Doubtfully present in:

Morocco

Native to:

Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan

Introduced into:

Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
  • 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.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 28, 1989 Diallo, D. [252], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000212101 No
Mar 25, 1970 Kotschy [274], Sudan Pennisetum violaceum K000281178 Yes
Aug 1, 1962 Rossetti, C. [190], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000212096 No
Aug 1, 1962 Rossetti, C. [123], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000212095 No
Feb 1, 1961 Chevalier, A.J.B. [3], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000212098 No
Kotschy [234], Sudan Pennisetum violaceum K000281177 Yes
Kotschy [234], Sudan Pennisetum violaceum K000281176 Unknown type material Yes
Michelmore, A.P.G., Sudan Pennisetum violaceum K000281179 holotype Yes
Golding, F. [22], Nigeria Pennisetum violaceum K000281300 holotype Yes
Golding, F. [22], Nigeria Pennisetum violaceum K000281301 holotype Yes
Jardin, Guinea Pennisetum violaceum K000281303 Yes
Roger, Senegal Pennisetum violaceum K000281306 holotype Yes
Roger, Senegal Pennisetum violaceum K000281305 holotype Yes
Chevalier, A. [33824], Senegal Pennisetum violaceum K000281304 Yes
Hagerup, O. [340], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000281307 isotype Yes
Trabut, L., Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000281308 Yes
Rogeon, J.-.F. [8], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000212099 No
Rossetti, C. [163], Mali Pennisetum violaceum K000212097 No
Trabut, L. [s.n.], Algeria Pennisetum violaceum K000244614 Yes

Sources

  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • 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