Definition of Genus pennisetum
1. Noun. A genus of Old World grasses.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Bulrush Millet, Cattail Millet, Pearl Millet, Pennisetum Americanum, Pennisetum Glaucum, Fountain Grass, Pennisetum Ruppelii, Pennisetum Setaceum, Feathertop, Feathertop Grass, Pennistum Villosum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pennisetum
Literary usage of Genus pennisetum
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1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"genus pennisetum PENNISETUM (Latin, penna, a feather, and setu, a bristle). A genus of about forty species of (mostly) greenhouse grasses. ..."
2. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"Within the genus Pennisetum, apomictic types have been located in a number of species. If their trait for self- replication can be transferred to pearl ..."
3. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"CC: F200 AB: Apomixis, asexual reproduction through seed, is an obligate mode of reproduction in several species from the genus Pennisetum. ..."