Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. Preferred
Alopecurus typhoides Burm. f. Synonym
Andropogon racemosus (Forssk.) Poir. ex Steud.
Holcus spicatus L.
Holcus paniciformis Roxb. ex Hook.f.
Ixophorus glaucus (L.) Nash
Holcus racemosus Forssk.
Panicum alopecuroides J.Koenig ex Trin.
Panicum compressum Balb. ex Steud.
Panicum americanum L.
Panicum coeruleum Mill.
Pennisetum cereale Trin.
Panicum indicum Mill.
Pennisetum pycnostachyum Stapf & C.E.Hubb.
Pennisetum malacochaete Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Panicum holcoides Trin.
Pennisetum solitarium Stokes
Penicillaria ciliata Willd.
Panicum glaucum L.
Penicillaria spicata (L.) Willd.
Pennisetum linnaei Kunth
Pennisetum megastachyum Steud.
Pennisetum nigritarum (Schltdl.) T. Durand & Schinz
Pennisetum gibbosum Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Penicillaria willdenowii Klotzsch ex.A.Braun & C.D.Bouché
Pennisetum giganteum Ten. ex Steud.
Panicum lutescens Weigel
Pennisetum nigritarum var. macrostachyum
Pennisetum aureum Link
Pennisetum spicatum var. echinurus
Penicillaria elongata Schrad. ex Schltdl.
Pennisetum typhoideum var. echinurus
Panicum spicatum (L.) Roxb.
Pennisetum indicum A.Braun
Penicillaria macrostachya Klotzsch
Pennisetum spicatum var. typhoideum
Pennisetum gambiense Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Pennisetum ancylochaete Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Pennisetum spicatum subsp. willdenowii
Pennisetum typhoideum var. plukenetii
Pennisetum spicatum (L.) Körn.
Penicillaria deflexa Andersson ex A. Braun
Penicillaria mossambicensis Müll. Berol.
Pennisetum echinurus (K. Schum.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Pennisetum albicauda Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Pennisetum leonis Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
Pennisetum plukenetii (Link) T.Durand & Schinz
Pennisetum nigritarum var. deflexum
Pennisetum typhoides (Burm. f.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
Pennisetum cinereum Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Penicillaria plukenetii Link
Pennisetum spicatum var. macrostachyum
Pennisetum spicatum var. longipedunculatum
Pennisetum maiwa Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Penicillaria roxburghii Müll. Berol.
Penicillaria arabica A. Braun
Pennisetum typhoideum Rich.
Penicillaria nigritarum Schltdl.
Penicillaria involucrata (Roxb.) Schult.
Pennisetum americanum f. echinurus
Penicillaria alopecuroides A. Braun
Pennisetum americanum subsp. typhoideum
Panicum sericeum Aiton
Pennisetum americanum subsp. spicatum
Penicillaria typhoidea (Burm.) Schltdl.
Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke
Penicillaria solitaria Stokes
Panicum involucratum Roxb.
Chamaeraphis glauca (L.) Kuntze
Chaetochloa lutescens (Weigel) Stuntz
Cenchrus pycnostachyus Steud.
Chaetochloa glauca (L.) Scribn.
Phleum africanum Lour.
Setaria lutescens (Weigel) F.T.Hubb.
Setaria sericea (Sol.) P.Beauv.
Setariopsis glauca (L.) Samp.
Setaria rufa Chevall.
Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv.

NCBI Taxonomy

Name Relationship
Cenchrus americanus Preferred
Cenchrus americanus (L.) Morrone Authority
Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.
Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv.
Pennisetum americanum
Pennisetum glaucum
Pennisetum typhoides
Pennisetum typhoideum
Setaria glauca
Pennistum glaucum Misspelling

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Name Relationship
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. Preferred
Setaria glauca sensu Vickery
Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke Other, see comments
Pennisetum typhoides (Burm. f.) Stapf & C. E. Hubb.
Chaetochloa glauca (L.) Scribn.
Panicum glaucum L.
Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv.
Alopecurus typhoides Burm. f.
Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Cav.
Cenchrus spicatus (L.) Kuntze
Chamaeraphis glauca (L.) Kuntze
Holcus spicatus L.
Ixophorus glaucus (L.) Nash
Panicum compressum Balb. ex Steud.
Panicum spicatum (L.) Roxb.
Penicillaria spicata (L.) Willd.
Penicillaria typhoidea (Rich.) Fig. & De Not.
Pennisetum americanum (L.) K. Schum.
Pennisetum spicatum (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Pennisetum typhoideum Rich.
Pennisetum typhoideum Rich. ex Pers.
Setariopsis glauca (L.) Samp.
Pennisetum americanum ssp. americanum (L.) Leeke
Pennisetum americanum ssp. typhoideum (Rich.) Maire & Weiller
Pennisetum spicatum var. typhoideum (Rich.) T. Durand & Schinz


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