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a genus of perennial and annual grasses of the family Gramineae. The inflorescence is a spicate panicle. The spikelets have two flowers and are surrounded by pinnate or smooth bristles.

There are more than 100 species of Pennisetum, distributed in the tropical and subtropical zones, primarily in Africa. Some species are encountered in warm temperate regions. There are two species in the USSR: P. flaccidum, which is found in the Pamiro-Alai, and P. orientale, which grows in the Caucasus and the southern part of Middle Asia. Both species grow mainly on dry slopes.

Other species of Pennisetum include pearl millet (P. tuphoides, or P. spicatum), which is an important cereal and fodder plant, and P. purpureum, which is a perennial reaching 6 m in height. The latter species grows wild in tropical and southern Africa; it is cultivated in Africa, southern Asia, the Americas, and Australia. Its seeds and foliage are used to feed cattle, goats, sheep, and horses. The stems are used for building summer structures and for making paper.

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2014) establecieran los coeficientes de correlacion entre los indicadores del clima y los rendimientos y calidad de especies de los generos Cynodon, Pennisetum y Panicum, entre otros; sin embargo, los valores de los coeficientes variaron entre las localidades donde se realizaron los estudios.
Pennisetum, Brachiaria, and Echinochloa) dOM values exceeded 70%, whereas Vetiveria showed the lowest dOM value (40.
procedente de Huanuco, no fue localizado por Hitchcock (1927: 487) cuando reviso, en Praga, los especimenes de Pennisetum del herbario de Presl.
The upper leaf surface of Cenchrus species has pointed prickles; however Pennisetum setigerus is distinguished by having abundant prickles with curved tips on the lower surface.
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For foliage fanatics the Bergenia range, aptly nicknamed elephant's ears offer great displays of large leathery leaves, and I could not miss out the extensive range of ornamental grasses such as calamagrostis, miscanthus, pennisetum and the evergreen deschampsia, which have forms and colours that complement each other beautifully against a darkened grey sky.
2007), solo Pennisetum rupestre se encuentra en el area de estudio.
Las concentraciones de proteina halladas fueron superiores a los reportados en ensilaje de maralfalfa mas cana de azucar (7) y similares a las encontradas en ensilaje de pasto elefante (Pennisetum purpureum) mas harina de yuca (23), por lo que se puede afirmar que los pastos Pennisetum y la yuca proporcionan mayor cantidad de proteina al ensilaje, ademas del contenido de azucares.
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