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This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India to Indo-China.
Cenchrus polystachios

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Colombia

Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, China Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Jawa, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Marcus I., Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Territory, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Wake I., West Himalaya, Windward Is.

Cenchrus setosus Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [23], Windward Is. Pennisetum setosum K000643102
s.coll. [23], Windward Is. Pennisetum setosum K000643101

First published in Prodr. Veg. Ind. Occ.: 26 (1788)

Accepted by

  • Turner, I.M., Middleton, D.J., Duistermaat, H. & Veldkamp, J.F. (2019). Flora of Singapore precursors, 6: Typification of grass names relevant to the flora of Singapore Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 71: 1-44.

Not accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Pennisetum polystachion.]
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. [Cited as Pennisetum polystachion.]

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