EPPO Global Database

Cenchrus clandestinus(PESCL)

Code created in: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PESCL
  • Preferred name: Cenchrus clandestinus
  • Authority: (Chiovenda) Morrone


East Africa. Cultivated as a pasture or lawn grass. Introduced in Mediterranean region (locally), Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, southeast Asia, New Guinea, western and southern Africa, USA (California), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Kikuyuochloa clandestina (Chiovenda) Scholz
Pennisetum clandestinum Chiovenda
Pennisetum longistylum var. clandestinum (Chiovenda) Leeke

Common names
Name Language
kikuyugrass English
Kikuyugras German
pennisète clandestin French
hierba Kikuyu Spanish
pasto Kikuyu Spanish
capim-kikuio Portuguese (BR)
capim-quicuio Portuguese (BR)
кикуия Russian
перистощетинник скрытный Russian
zif=notzah chavui Hebrew
זִיף=נוֹצָה חָבוּי Hebrew
pū dì láng wěi cǎo Chinese
铺地狼尾草 Chinese