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Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Paniceae
Genus: Pennisetum
This genus is now accepted as a synonym of Cenchrus sensu Chemisquy et al. (2010), however, some combinations are comb. ined. for Cenchrus
Species: P. subangustum
Note: Pennisetum subangustum is accepted as a synonym of Cenchrus setosus subsp. setosus autonym along with a number of other combinations, however to date there are no other subspecies for Cenchrus setosus (Govaerts et al., 2022). Therefore, retained here pending further work.

Species Cenchrus comb. ined.: P. beckeroides – P. exiguum – P. humile – P. ledermannii – P. preslii – P. pumilum – P. uliginosum


Pennisetum Rich. in C.H.Persoon, Syn. Pl. 1: 72. (1805)

  • Type species: Pennisetum typhoideum Rich. (1805) = Cenchrus americanus (L.) Morrone, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) n.s., 106(1): 127. (2010)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Fountain Grasses
suomi: Sulkahirssit
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