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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Cenchrus americanus (L.) Morrone, Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 106: 127 (2010).

This name is accepted.

Distribution: Benin to S. Trop. Africa
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Lifeform: Ther.
Remarks: Widely cultivated and probably derived from C. violaceus.
Family: Poaceae
The Poaceae generic classification system originated from the GrassBase database, originally based on Genera Graminum (1985). Work is in progress to update this to a new globally accepted and collaborative generic classification based on the latest research.
Original Compiler: R.Govaerts