Cenchrus ciliaris

Cenchrus ciliaris (buffel-grass[2] or African foxtail grass; syn. Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link) is a species of grass native to most of Africa, southern Asia (east to India), southern Iran, and the extreme south of Europe (Sicily).[3] Other names by which this grass is known include dhaman grass, anjan grass, koluk katai and buffelgrass.[4][5]

Cenchrus ciliaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Genus: Cenchrus
C. ciliaris
Binomial name
Cenchrus ciliaris
  • Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link
  • Pennisetum cenchroides Rich.

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