EPPO Global Database

Cenchrus setosus(PESSE)

Code created in: 2004-04-16

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PESSE
  • Preferred name: Cenchrus setosus
  • Authority: Swartz


Arabia, India, Bangladesh, Indochina (except Cambodia), tropical Africa (except southern), Madagascar. Introduced in Himalayas, Malesia (except Sulawesi, Moluccas), China (including Taiwan), USA (Florida), Mexico, Central America, Cuba, Hispaniola, South America (Guyanas to Colombia to Bolivia, northern and eastern Brazil)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Pennisetum polystachyon subsp. setosum (Swartz) Brunken
Pennisetum setosum (Swartz) Richard

Common names
Name Language
feathery pennisetum English
mission grass English
West Indies pennisetum English (US)
capim-avião Portuguese (BR)
capim-custodio Portuguese (BR)
capim-mandante Portuguese (BR)
capim-oferecido Portuguese (BR)