EPPO Global Database

Cenchrus purpureus(PESPU)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PESPU
  • Preferred name: Cenchrus purpureus
  • Authority: (Schumacher) Morrone

Notes

Africa (except south), Western Asia. Cultivated as a forage grass, and for environmental regeneration. Introduced in Himalayas, China (including Taiwan), southeast Asia, New Guinea, USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone)

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Pennisetum macrostachyum Bentham
Pennisetum purpureum Schumacher
Pennisteum blepharideum Gilli

Common names
Name Language
elephant grass English (AU)
Napier grass English (US)
Elefantengras German
herbe à éléphant French
sissongo French
hierba elefante Spanish
pasto elefante Spanish (AR)
pasto Napier Spanish (AR)
yerba elefante Spanish (HN)
zacate elefante Spanish (HN)
erba elefantina Italian
penniseto rosso Italian
capim-cameroon Portuguese (BR)
capim-elefante Portuguese (BR)
capim-napier Portuguese (BR)
ネピアグラス Japanese
ナピーアグラス Japanese
napîagurasu Japanese
nepiagurasu Japanese
перистощетинник пурпурный Russian
слоновая трава Russian