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Common name

English: Feather pennisetum

Mandarin: 牧地狼尾草 (mu di lang wei cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(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

External links

Check for Pennisetum polystachion at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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