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Pennisetum alopecuroides (L. ) Spreng.
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Pennisetum alopecuroides
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Pennisetum alopecuroides

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Microbotryaceae  Sphacelotheca penniseti-japonici @ BPI (5)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Phaeoseptoria @ BPI (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium giganteum @ BPI (1)
Tilletiaceae  Neovossia barclayana @ BPI (3)

Tilletia pennisetina @ BPI (4)
_  Gn_ms_flectotheca sp_wa0909msp100 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

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Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng.
Chinese fountaingrass

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General Information
Symbol: PEAL
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : L48   I
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Symbol Scientific Name
PAAL19 Panicum alopecuroides L.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Pennisetum Rich. ex Pers. – fountaingrass
Species Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng. – Chinese fountaingrass

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