EPPO Global Database

Cenchrus setaceus(PESSA)

Code created in: 2002-07-22

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


Southern Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Western Asia (Arabia, Pakistan), Sénégal, Tchad to Somalia and eastern Africa. Introduced in Indochina (Vietnam), Malesia (Malaya, Java), Zambia, Zimbabwe to Namibia, South Africa, USA, Mexico, South America (Colombia to Peru), New Guinea, Australia (throughout), New Zealand

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)
fountain grass English
Fontänengras German
kleines Pampasgras German
herbe aux écouvillons pourpres French
cola de plumas Spanish
cola de zorro Spanish
pasto de elefante Spanish
plumero Spanish
rabogato Spanish
перистощетинник щетинистый Russian
zif=notzah mechuspas Hebrew
זִיף=נוֹצָה מְחֻסְפָּס Hebrew
cua de rabosa Catalan