Cenchrus setaceus (Forssk.) Morrone

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Cenchrus setaceus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, pier nr main camp

Cenchrus setaceus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero, pier nr main camp

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Synonyms: Pennisetum ruppellii Steud.
Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov.
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Status: Introduced
A densely tufted perennial grass with wiry leaves, widely cultivated as an ornamental grass in gardens and has now become naturalised in disturbed, rocky areas. Inflorescence a dense, hairy, purple spike-like panicle. Spikelets purple with whitish hairs on the stalks.
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Flowering time:Nov - July
Worldwide distribution: Native to East Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
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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) Pages 179 - 180.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 108. As Pennisetum setaceum

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cenchrus setaceus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cenchrus setaceus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cenchrus setaceus
African Plant Database: Cenchrus setaceus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cenchrus setaceus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cenchrus setaceus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cenchrus setaceus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cenchrus setaceus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cenchrus setaceus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cenchrus setaceus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cenchrus setaceus
Plants of the World Online: Cenchrus setaceus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cenchrus setaceus
Tropicos: Cenchrus setaceus
Wikipedia: Cenchrus setaceus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cenchrus setaceus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107870, retrieved 16 September 2019

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