Cenchrus ciliaris L.

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Cenchrus ciliaris

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Cenchrus ciliaris

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Cenchrus ciliaris

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Cenchrus ciliaris

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Cenchrus ciliaris

Photo: Petra Ballings
On (sloping) wall of upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Cenchrus ciliaris

Photo: Petra Ballings
On (sloping) wall of upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Pennisetum cenchroides Rich.
Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link
Common names: African foxtail (English) Buffelgrass (English)
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Status: Native
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 186 - 188. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 508. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 132.

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 187.


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African Plant Database: Cenchrus ciliaris
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cenchrus ciliaris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cenchrus ciliaris
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cenchrus ciliaris
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cenchrus ciliaris
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cenchrus ciliaris
Ispot Southern Africa : Cenchrus ciliaris
JSTOR Plant Science: Cenchrus ciliaris
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cenchrus ciliaris
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cenchrus ciliaris
Tropicos: Cenchrus ciliaris
West African Plants database: Cenchrus ciliaris


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cenchrus ciliaris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107920, retrieved 9 December 2016

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