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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)

Cenchrus purpurascens Thunb., Trans. Linn. Soc. 2: 329 (1794).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Cenchrus alopecuroides (L.) Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 24 (1794).
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.
Homotypic Names:

Pennisetum japonicum Trin. in K.P.J.Sprengel, Neue Entd. 2: 76 (1821).

Gymnotrix japonica (Trin.) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 1: 158 (1833), nom. superfl.

Pennisetum indicum var. purpurascens (Thunb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 787 (1891).

Pennisetum purpurascens (Thunb.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 787 (1891), nom. illeg.

Pennisetum alopecuroides f. purpurascens (Thunb.) Ohwi, Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 10: 247 (1941).

Original Compiler: W.D.Clayton, R.Govaerts, K.T.Harman, H.Williamson & M.Vorontsova