Taxon  Report   6132 
Pennisetum clandestinum  Chiov.
Kikuyu grass,  Kikuyugrass
Pennisetum clandestinum
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Pennisetum clandestinum
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Pennisetum clandestinum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Pennisetum clandestinum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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

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Pennisetum clandestinum
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pennisetum
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.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cenchrus clandestinus
More information about  Pennisetum clandestinum
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (PECL2)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 06, 2016).

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