Pennisetum


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Pennisetum

a genus of grasses in the family Poaceae.

Pennisetum americanum, Pennisetum typhoides, Pennisetum glaucum
a large grass used as a fodder crop. Can be poisonous if infested with the fungus Claviceps fusiformis, known to cause agalactia in sows. Called also bulrush, Indian, horse or pearl millet.
Pennisetum clandestinum
perennial, creeping grass with hairy leaves and inconspicuous seedheads. Has a rapid summer growth period; suitable for green chop, silage or grazing. May have a low fiber content and cause depression of fat content of milk. A very valuable grass producing an enormous bulk of feed in suitable climates. It can be poisonous, causing abdominal pain, paralysis of tongue and pharynx, and tremor. Probably caused by ingestion of fungi Myrothecium spp. and Phoma herbarum growing on plant debris after period of lush growth or infestation with army caterpillars. Can also cause oxalate and nitrite poisoning. Called also Kikuyu grass.
Pennisetum glaucum
see Pennisetum americanum (above).
Pennisetum polystachyon
P. purpureum. Called also mission grass.
Pennisetum purpureum
its oxalate content is known and is associated with the occurrence of osteodystrophia fibrosa in horses. Called also elephant or Napier grass.
Pennisetum typhoides
see Pennisetum americanum (above).
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Se utilizo la informacion del rendimiento de materia seca, poblacion y altura de las plantas de un experimento de dos anos de duracion (sin riego ni fertilizacion) referida a la evaluacion de los clones CT-14, CT-18, CT-19, CT-20, CT-21, CT-24, CT-30, CT36, CT-39, CT-41, CT-42, CT-43 y CT-115, obtenidos por cultivo de tejidos in vitro de Pennisetum purpureum (Herrera et al.
As regards grasses, the local variety of Panicum and Pennisetum purpureum showed a very high CP (25.
Pennisetum is best started off from seed each year, although this plant can seed itself right where it is growing.
Si bien el estado actual del conocimiento muestra que el grupo de especies que integran Pennisetum, Odontelytrum y Cenchrus debe ser considerado un mismo genero, hasta el presente no hay antecedentes de un tratamiento taxonomico unificado.
A major cluster of Panicum, Pennisetum, Echinochloa and Digitaria species was observed, but all these species formed isolated sub-clusters showing less similarity in leaf characteristics.
incurrens from Queretaro associated with Pennisetum clandestinum and S.
Valor nutritivo del pasto maralfalfa (Pennisetum purpureum y Pennisetum glaucum) en condi ciones de defoliacion.
Pennisetums prefer full sun in light, well-drained soil.
Tanzania (Green Panic grass), Pennisetum purpureum Schum.