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Pennisetum Rich. ex Pers.
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Pennisetum Rich. ex Pers.

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General Information
Symbol: PENNI
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I,N
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
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

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 21 species of Pennisetum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum advena</i>
Wipff & Veldkamp
Pennisetum advena
foreign fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum alopecuroides</i>
(L.) Spreng.
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Chinese fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum ciliare</i>
(L.) Link
Pennisetum ciliare
buffelgrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum clandestinum</i>
Hochst. ex Chiov.
Pennisetum clandestinum
kikuyugrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum complanatum</i>
(Nees) Hemsl.
Pennisetum complanatum
Nicaraguan fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum divisum</i>
(Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel.) Henrard
Pennisetum divisum
Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum flaccidum</i>
Pennisetum flaccidum
flaccidgrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum glaucum</i>
(L.) R. Br.
Pennisetum glaucum
pearl millet Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum incomptum</i>
Nees ex Steud.
Pennisetum incomptum
kikuyugrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum latifolium</i>
Pennisetum latifolium
Uruguayan fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum macrostachyum</i>
(Brongn.) Trin. [excluded]
Pennisetum macrostachyum
Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum macrourum</i>
Pennisetum macrourum
African feathergrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum nervosum</i>
(Nees) Trin.
Pennisetum nervosum
bentspike fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum orientale</i>
(Willd.) Rich.
Pennisetum orientale
Oriental pennisetum Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum pedicellatum</i>
Pennisetum pedicellatum
Kyasuma grass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum petiolare</i>
(Hochst.) Chiov.
Pennisetum petiolare
petioled fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum polystachion</i>
(L.) Schult.
Pennisetum polystachion
mission grass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum purpureum</i>
Pennisetum purpureum
elephant grass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum schimperi</i>
Steud. [excluded]
Pennisetum schimperi
Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum setaceum</i>
(Forssk.) Chiov.
Pennisetum setaceum
crimson fountaingrass Distribution of <i>
Pennisetum villosum</i>
R. Br. ex Fresen.
Pennisetum villosum
feathertop Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Related Links

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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (PENNI)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (PENNI)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Treatment (PENNI)
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