1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Cenchrus L.
      1. Cenchrus setosus Sw.

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, 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, 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., Malaya, Marcus I., Marianas, 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:

    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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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0