Cenchrus americanus (L.) Morrone

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Cenchrus americanus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cenchrus americanus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cenchrus americanus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Cenchrus americanus

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

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Synonyms: Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.
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: americanus: Americanum.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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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.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 69. As Pennisetum typhoides

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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Flora of Botswana: Cenchrus americanus
Flora of Caprivi: Cenchrus americanus
Flora of Malawi: Cenchrus americanus
Flora of Mozambique: Cenchrus americanus
Flora of Zambia: Cenchrus americanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cenchrus americanus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cenchrus americanus
African Plant Database: Cenchrus americanus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cenchrus americanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cenchrus americanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cenchrus americanus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cenchrus americanus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cenchrus americanus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cenchrus americanus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cenchrus americanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cenchrus americanus
Ispot Southern Africa: Cenchrus americanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cenchrus americanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cenchrus americanus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cenchrus americanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cenchrus americanus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cenchrus americanus
Tropicos: Cenchrus americanus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cenchrus americanus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107810, retrieved 23 May 2019

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