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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Cenchrus americanus   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pennisetum glaucum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Cenchrus americanus

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in Cenchrus (Paniceae, Poaceae) in Europe and the Mediterranean area (Verloove, 2012)

Cenchrus spicatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25 (2003)

Pennisetum glaucum

INCLUDING Steyermark's Flora of Missouri (Yatskievych, 1999)

Pennisetum americanum ssp. americanum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)

Setaria glauca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-70-001:

Pennisetum glaucum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)

Pennisetum glaucum

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Chaetochloa lutescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Pearl Millet


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image of Cenchrus americanus, Pearl Millet

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pegl2_001_lvd

        

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Cenchrus americanus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pennisetum glaucum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Cenchrus americanus

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in Cenchrus (Paniceae, Poaceae) in Europe and the Mediterranean area (Verloove, 2012)
Cenchrus spicatus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25
Pennisetum glaucum

INCLUDING Steyermark's Flora of Missouri (Yatskievych, 1999)
Pennisetum americanum ssp. americanum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Setaria glauca

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-70-001:
Pennisetum glaucum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Pennisetum glaucum

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Chaetochloa lutescens

 

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2038

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Habitat: Fallow fields, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Africa & tropical Asia

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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