The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Pennisetum

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

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Pennisetum

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Pennisetum advena Wipff & Veldkamp Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Pennisetum annuum Mez Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum articulare Trin. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum bambusiforme (E.Fourn.) B.D.Jacks. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum baojiense W.X.Tong Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum basedowii Summerh. & C.E.Hubb. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum beckeroides Leeke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum breslii Trin. ex Steud. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Pennisetum caffrum (Bory) Leeke. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum carneum Hornem. ex Steud. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum centrasiaticum Tzvelev Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum chilense (Desv.) Hack. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum complanatum (Nees) Hemsl. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum crinitum (Kunth) Spreng. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum distachyum (E.Fourn.) Rupr. ex Chase Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum divisum (Forssk. ex J.F.Gmel.) Henrard Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum domingense (Spreng.) Spreng. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum durum Beal Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum erythrochaetum Ohwi Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Pennisetum exiguum Mez Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum flaccidum Griseb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum flavisetum Steud. ex Jard. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum foermeranum Leeke Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum frutescens Leeke Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum glaucifolium Hochst. ex A.Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum gracilescens Hochst. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum henryanum F.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum hohenackeri Hochst. ex Steud. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum hordeoides (Lam.) Steud. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum humile Hochst. ex A.Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum intectum Chase Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum lanatum Klotzsch Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum latifolium Spreng. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum laxius (Clayton) Clayton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum ledermannii Mez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum leptostachys Balansa Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Pennisetum longissimum S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum longistylum Hochst. ex A.Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum macrostachyum (Brongn.) Trin. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum macrourum Trin. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum massaicum Stapf Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum mezianum Leeke Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum mildbraedii Mez Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum monostigma Pilg. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum montanum (Griseb.) Hack. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum nervosum (Nees) Trin. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum nodiflorum Franch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum nubicum (Hochst.) K.Schum. ex Engl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum obovatum Masam.& Syozi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum occidentale Chase Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum orientale Rich. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum pauperum Steud. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Pennisetum peruvianum Trin. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum petiolare (Hochst.) Chiov. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum pirottae Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum polygamum (Forssk.) Chiov. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Pennisetum polystachyon Schult. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Pennisetum procerum (Stapf) Clayton Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum prolificum Chase Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum pseudotriticoides A.Camus Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum pumilum Hack. ex Engl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum qianningense S.L.Zhong Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum quanxinense H.R. Zhao & A.T. Liu Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Pennisetum rigidum (Griseb.) Hack. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum riparium Hochst. ex A.Rich. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum rudimentosum Steud. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum rupestre Chase Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum sagittatum Henrard Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum schweinfurthii Pilg. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum sciureum Trin. ex.Steud. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum setaceum (Forssk.) Chiov. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum shaanxiense S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum sichuanense S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum sieberianum (Schltdl.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum sphacelatum (Nees) T.Durand & Schinz Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum squamulatum Fresen. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum stramineum Peter Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum tempisquense R.W.Pohl Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum thulinii S.M.Phillips Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum thunbergii Kunth Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum trachyphyllum Pilg. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum trisetum Leeke Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum tristachyum (Kunth) Spreng. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum uliginosum Hack. ex Engl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum unisetum (Nees) Benth. Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum villosum Fresen. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum violaceum (Lam.) Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum weberbaueri Mez Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23
Pennisetum yemense Deflers Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 563 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Pennisetum. Of these 83 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 122 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Pennisetum. 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 563 species names for the genus Pennisetum recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 83 14.7%
Synonym 414 73.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 66 11.7%

All names

The status of the 685 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Pennisetum recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 86 12.6%
Synonym 533 77.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 66 9.6%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 563 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Pennisetum, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 32 175 0 0 207 36.8%
Medium confidence 0 7 0 0 7 1.2%
Low confidence 51 232 0 66 349 62.0%

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

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 11 0 5 0 16 2.8%
WCSP 83 403 0 61 0 547 97.2%