Cenchrus ciliaris

Cenchrus ciliaris

(Buffel Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Cenchrus ciliaris

Common name(s)

Buffel Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass, forms tussocks, deep-rooted to 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

This grass has just recently changed name and been transferred to another genus! Ligule a ciliated membraneous rim. Inflorescence a spike-like raceme to 15 cm long, white to pale purple. Spikelets covered with barbed bristles.

Cenchrus ciliaris