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Kikuyu grass
Cenchrus clandestinus
Cenchrus clandestinus
Kikuyu grass Grass Family
Cenchrus clandestinus Poaceae
common name
  Kikuyu grass
accepted scientific name
  Cenchrus clandestinus (Hochst. ex Chiov.) Morrone
rules for finding collection records
  Cenchrus clandestinus (71)
  Pennisetum clandestinum (7)
family name
  • Poaceae
Image Author: ©2012 Forest And Kim Starr
Image License: CC BY
Image Source
Category: Grass/Sedge/Rush
Grass Category: Grass
Plant Observed 3rd week of January thru 3rd week of October
Non-Native, Naturalized

How Likely at this Location (18%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
where plant found
mag select

grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Cenchrus clandestinus   (Hochst. ex Chiov.) Morrone   (TSN: 100359340, Index: 1166)

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