The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Cenchrus

The genus Cenchrus is in the family Poaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Cenchrus

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Cenchrus agrimonioides Trin. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus arnhemicus (F.Muell.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus biflorus Roxb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus brownii Roem. & Schult. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus caliculatus Cav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus chilensis (E.Desv.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus ciliaris L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus compressus (R.Br.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus distichophyllus Griseb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus echinatus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus elymoides F.Muell. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus flaccidus (Griseb.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus flexilis (Mez) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus glaucocladus (Stapf & C.E.Hubb.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus gracilis P.Beauv. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus gracillimus Nash Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus heterochaetus Steud. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus latifolius (Spreng.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus limensis Meyen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus longispinus (Hack.) Fernald Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus mitis Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus multiflorus J.Presl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus myosuroides Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus ovatus Lam. ex Poir. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus palmeri Vasey Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus pennisetiformis Steud. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus pilosus Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus platyacanthus Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus polystachios (L.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus prieurii (Kunth) Maire Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus ramosus (Hochst.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus robustus R.D.Webster Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus setiger Vahl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus somalensis Clayton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus spinifex Cav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus spinosus Rojas Acosta Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus subangustus (Schumach.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus tomentosus Poir. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus tribuloides L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Cenchrus violaceus (Lam.) Morrone Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 158 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Cenchrus. Of these 23 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 52 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Cenchrus. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 158 species names for the genus Cenchrus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 23 14.6%
Synonym 113 71.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 22 13.9%

All names

The status of the 210 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Cenchrus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 23 11.0%
Synonym 165 78.6%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 22 10.5%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 158 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Cenchrus, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 22 101 0 0 123 77.8%
Medium confidence 0 7 0 0 7 4.4%
Low confidence 1 5 0 22 28 17.7%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Cenchrus is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 11 0 0 0 11 7.0%
WCSP 23 102 0 22 0 147 93.0%