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Cenchrus polystachios formerly Pennisetum polystachion

Image of Pennisetum polystachion

(Mission grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Cenchrus polystachios was Pennisetum polystachion

Common name

Mission Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass, 20-200 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Leaf blades 10-40 cm long, 3-16 mm long. Inflorescence a compact panicle to 25 cm long, fascicles 33-45 per cm, spikelets sessile, subtended by involucre of bristles, inner 6-14 to 11.5 cm long; outer 13-30.

Scan of Pennisetum polystacion