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Cenchrus setigerus formerly Pennisetum setigerum

(Birdwood Grass)

FAMILY

Poaceae

Species

Cenchrus setigerus was Pennisetum setigerum

Common name

Birdwood Grass

Flower colour; life form

Grass, tufted to 1 m tall

Distinguishing features

Leaf blades to 45 cm long and 7 mm wide. Inflorescence a compact panicle to 14 cm long, fascicles 11-24 per cm; spikelets subtended by an involucre of bristles; inner bristles partially fused, 6-32 to 5 mm long, outer 10-62 to about 5 mm long.

Scan of Pennisetum setigerum