Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.

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Cenchrus spicatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cenchrus spicatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cenchrus spicatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cenchrus spicatus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

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Synonyms: Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.
Pennisetum typhoides (Burm.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Common names: Bulrush millet (English) Munga (Shona) Pearl millet (English)
Frequency:
Status: Cultivated and naturalised
Description:
Notes: Frequently cultivated and appearing sporadically as a naturalised casual, often on roadsides.
Derivation of specific name: spicatus: arranged in a spike.
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 2 September 2007
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 180.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 142.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 191.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cenchrus spicatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cenchrus spicatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107810, retrieved 17 December 2017

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