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Cenchrus pennisetiformis (Cenchrus pennisetiformis)


Morphology/Physiology Active Growth Period Summer and Fall After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid Bloat None C:N Ratio Medium Coppice Potential No Fall Conspicuous No Fire Resistant No Flower Color Yellow Flower Conspicuous No Foliage Color Green Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter Porous Foliage Texture Coarse Fruit/Seed Color Brown Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No Growth Form Bunch Growth Rate Rapid Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) Height, Mature (feet) 3.0 Known Allelopath No Leaf Retention No Lifespan Long Low Growing Grass No Nitrogen Fixation None Resprout Ability No Shape and Orientation Erect Toxicity None Growth Requirements Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes Anaerobic Tolerance Low CaCO3 Tolerance Medium Cold Stratification Required No Drought Tolerance High Fertility Requirement Low Fire Tolerance Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum 240 Hedge Tolerance None Moisture Use Low pH, Minimum 6.0 pH, Maximum 8.5 Planting Density per Acre, Minimum Planting Density per Acre, Maximum Precipitation, Minimum 14 Precipitation, Maximum 35 Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 20 Salinity Tolerance Medium Shade Tolerance Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (-F) 7 Reproduction Bloom Period Mid Summer Commercial Availability Routinely Available Fruit/Seed Abundance High Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer Fruit/Seed Period End Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence No Propagated by Bare Root No Propagated by Bulb No Propagated by Container No Propagated by Corm No Propagated by Cuttings No Propagated by Seed Yes Propagated by Sod No Propagated by Sprigs No Propagated by Tubers No Seed per Pound 260000 Seed Spread Rate Moderate Seedling Vigor High Small Grain No Vegetative Spread Rate Slow Suitability/Use Berry/Nut/Seed Product No Christmas Tree Product No Fodder Product Yes Fuelwood Product Lumber Product No Naval Store Product No Nursery Stock Product No Palatable Browse Animal High Palatable Graze Animal High Palatable Human No Post Product No Protein Potential Medium Pulpwood Product No Veneer Product No

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Liliopsida

          • Order: Poales

            • Family: Poaceae

              • Genus: Cenchrus