Cenchrus pennisetiformis Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 109 1854. (Syn: Cenchrus aequiglumis Chiov.; Cenchrus ciliaris f. intermedius (Chiov.) Chiov.; Cenchrus ciliaris var. pennisetiformis (Steud.) Chiov. ex Pirotta; Cenchrus ciliaris f. rigidifolius (Fig. & De Not.) Chiov.; Cenchrus ciliaris var. rigidifolius (Fig. & De Not.) Chiov.; Cenchrus digynus Ehrenb. ex Boiss. [Invalid]; Cenchrus echinoides Wight ex Steud. [Invalid]; Cenchrus lappaceus Tausch [Illegitimate]; Cenchrus pennisetiformis var. brevisetosus Courbon; Cenchrus pennisetiformis subsp. glabratus Chrtek & Osb.-Kos.; Cenchrus pennisetiformis var. intermedia Chiov.; Cenchrus pennisetiformis var. intermedius Chiov.; Cenchrus pennisetiformis var. rigidifolius (Fig. & De Not.) Chiov.; Cenchrus rigidifolius Fig. & De Not.; Pennisetum cenchroides var. echinoides (Steud.) Hook.f.; Pennisetum cenchroides var. hamphilahense N.Terracc.; Pennisetum ciliare var. hamphilahense (N.Terrac.) T.Durand & Schinz; Pennisetum pennisetiforme (Hochst. ex Steud.) Wipff);
Mauritania, Niger, Egypt to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula to Myanmar: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen as per POWO;
Common name: Fountain Buffel Grass


Grass for ID: SPC-012:
Please help to identify this grass from a house garden in Baroda. This one was flowering when the pictures were taken around three weeks back.

Should be Cenchrus pennisetiformis



POWO  Flowers of India

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