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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The planting included grasses, rosemary, Pennisetum and Achillea pushing up through the ground-cover material, softening the scene and creating quite a magical tapestry.
Near wild land where it's a weedy nuisance, try similar Slender Veldt Grass (sold as Pennisetum spathiolatum)--"the closest I've found to it," says Grace.
Specimens of Sphenophorus incurrens (Gyllenhal) were collected on Pennisetum clandestinum in Queretaro, Queretaro (N 20[degrees] 37' 09.
Pennisetum ciliaris, a warm-season perennial grass, is similarly considered a potential management and fuel problem.
There's quite a range of plants that will, and need to, tolerate coastal conditions: Astelia banksii (silver sword); Cordyline australis (Torbay palm) and Yucca; grasses like pennisetum and Festuca glauca, lavenders, thymes and Rosa rugosa will thrive in salty, sandy windswept locations.
Tatton Park's Best In Show, The Bubble Garden designed by Heather Appleton on behalf of The Anthony Nolan Trust, used the majestic blue agapanthus as its statement flower above green Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln', known also as fountain or foxtail grass.
Taller plants for the middle would be some of the grasses like Pennisetum or Miscanthus with variegated leaves and fluffy flowers.
They're using biotechnology techniques such as polymerase chain reaction to mark the apomictic genes in Pennisetum squamulatum, a wild relative of pearl millet, and to see if they are transferred into cultivated pearl millet, P.
The most romantic, which thrives in Mediterranean conditions, is pennisetum orientale, with arching, fluffy heads of pink and crimson, wonderful on its own in a pot or with dark sedums in the border or amongst gravel.