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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav., Descr. Pl.: 304 (1802).

This name is a synonym.

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

* Holcus spicatus L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1305 (1759).

Alopecurus typhoides Burm.f., Fl. Indica: 27 (1768), nom. superfl.

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

Penicillaria spicata (L.) Willd., Enum. Pl.: 1037 (1809).

Panicum spicatum (L.) Roxb., Hort. Bengal.: 7 (1814).

Penicillaria plukenetii Link, Hort. Berol. 1: 221 (1827), nom. superfl.

Penicillaria typhoidea Schltdl., Linnaea 25: 559 (1853), nom. superfl.

Penicillaria indica A.Braun, Index Seminum (B, Berolinensis) 1855(App.): 26 (1855), nom. superfl.

Pennisetum spicatum (L.) Körn. in F.A.Körnicke & H.Werner, Handb. Getreidebaus 1: 284 (1885).

Pennisetum plukenetii (Link) T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 782 (1894).

Pennisetum spicatum var. typhoideum T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 785 (1894), not validly publ.

Pennisetum typhoideum var. plukenetii (Link) Rendle in W.P.Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. 2: 192 (1899).

Pennisetum americanum subsp. spicatum (L.) Maire & Weiller, Fl. Afrique N. 1: 339 (1952).

Pennisetum americanum subsp. typhoideum Maire & Weiller, Fl. Afrique N. 1: 339 (1952), nom. superfl.

Pennisetum americanum convar. spicatum (L.) Tzvelev, Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 8: 72 (1971).

Pennisetum americanum convar. typhoides Tzvelev, Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 8: 72 (1971), nom. superfl.


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

Original Compiler: R.Govaerts