Discover Nature at JCU Plants NQ Weeds by scientific name Cenchrus pedicellatus formerly Pennisetum pedicellatum

Cenchrus pedicellatus formerly Pennisetum pedicellatum

Image of Pennisetum pedicellatum

(Hairy Fountain Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Cenchrus pedicellatus was Pennisetum pedicellatum

Common name

Hairy Fountain Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass; tufted 30-150 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Leaf blades 5-25 cm long, 4-15 mm wide. Inflorescence a compact panicle to 19 cm long, fascicles 14-15 per cm. Spikelets pedicellate, subtended by an involucre of bristles, inner 40-90 to 1 cm long, outer 10-20, 16-25 mm long.

Scan of Pennisetum pedicellatum