Cenchrus

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Cenchrus
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Cenchrus echinatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Paniceae
Genus: Cenchrus
L.[1]
Species

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Synonyms

Cenchropsis Nash
Echinaria Fabr.
Nastus Lunell
Raram Adans.[1]

Cenchrus is a genus of about 25 species of grasses in the family Poaceae. Common names include buffelgrasses, sandburs, and sand spur.[2] Some botanists include the genus within the related genus Pennisetum.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Cenchrus L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ "What is a Sandspur anyway?". shellkey.org. 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Cenchrus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  4. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Cenchrus". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 

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