Definition of Pennisetum setaceum
1. Noun. Tall perennial ornamental grass with long nodding flower plumes of tropical Africa and Asia.
Generic synonyms: Grass
Group relationships: Genus Pennisetum, Pennisetum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pennisetum Setaceum
Literary usage of Pennisetum setaceum
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1. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"... and pennisetum setaceum. Pearl millet has also been crossed with species of completely different genera. including buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris). ..."
2. Proceedings of the Session on Tropical Forestry for People of the Pacific edited by C. Eugene Conrad, Leonard A. Newell (1994)
"pennisetum setaceum (Gramineae) (Fountain Grass) Fountain grass is a native of North Africa, and its bushy and attractive seed heads indicate it was brought ..."