Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult.

Common name

English: Feather pennisetum

Mandarin: 牧地狼尾草 (mu di lang wei cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Pennisetum (2)

           Epithet: polystachion (L.) Schult. (1)

Synonym: Cenchrus retusus Sw.

polystachion => with many spikes

retusus => blunted, with a slight notch at a rounded apex


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: brown, red

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