Taxon  Report   6132 
Pennisetum clandestinum  Chiov.
kikuyu grass, kikuyugrass
Pennisetum clandestinum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile).

Pennisetum clandestinum is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

 

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Bloom Period
Communities: agricultural weed, weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Pennisetum clandestinum  from other sources:
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website references on Google

USDA PLANTS Profile (PECL2)

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 20, 2014).

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