Taxon  Report   1841 
Cenchrus incertus  M. Curtis
Coast sandbur
Cenchrus incertus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Cenchrus incertus
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Cenchrus incertus
© 2006 Matt Below
Cenchrus incertus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Cenchrus incertus
© 2006 Matt Below
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Cenchrus
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Cenchrus pauciflorus
TJM2: Cenchrus spinifex
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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