EPPO Global Database

Cenchrus setaceus(PESSA)

Last modification: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PESSA
  • Preferred name: Cenchrus setaceus
  • Authority: (Forsskål) Morrone


Southern Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Western Asia, Saharan and eastern Africa. Introduced in southeast Asia, New Guinea, southern Africa, North and South America, Australasia

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Pennisetum phalaroides Schultes
Pennisetum ruppellii Steudel
Pennisetum setaceum (Forsskål) Chiovenda

Common names
Name Language
crimson fountain grass English (US)
Fontänengras German
kleines Pampasgras German
herbe aux écouvillons pourpres French
перистощетинник щетинистый Russian
zif=notzah mechuspas Hebrew
זִיף=נוֹצָה מְחֻסְפָּס Hebrew