elephant grass
Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher

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EDDMapS Distribution

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Pennisetum

Other System Links

Plants: PEPU2
Bayer: PESPU
GRIN: 27208
ITIS: 42004

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
bokso, herbe elephant, merker grass, napier grass, puk-soh


Category: Grass or Grasslike