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  • Profile picture of Kari Pihlaviita who took this action.

    Kari Pihlaviita added the Finnish common name "Helmisulkahirssi" to "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added the Spanish common name "Pennisetum glaucum" to "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.".

    over 1 year ago

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    Michael Wunderli added the French common name "Mil à chandelle" to "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.".

    over 1 year ago

  • Profile picture of Michael Wunderli who took this action.

    Michael Wunderli added the German common name "Perlhirse" to "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.".

    over 1 year ago

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    cuttersgoose commented on "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.":

    Beautiful!

    about 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Leo Shapiro who took this action.

    Leo Shapiro selected "Pearl millet" to show in Overview on "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.".

    over 2 years ago

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    Leo Shapiro set "Pennisetum glaucum" as an exemplar on "Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.".

    over 3 years ago

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    Charles Hash commented on "Comments":

    It is also grown a the mulch component in minimum tillage soya production in the Cerrados region of Brazil. Further, its stalks are also used as construction material, fuel and for making compost in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia where is is commonly cultivated.

    over 3 years ago

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    Charles Hash commented on an older version of Distribution:

    List of countries in which this crop is grown is very incomplete. Additional information can be found in the Flora of Tropical East Africa, in the Flora of West Tropical Africa, and in Bor, N. L. 1960. Grass. Burma, Ceylon, India & Pakistan i–xviii, 1–767. Pergamon Press, Oxford.

    over 3 years ago

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    Charles Hash commented on an older version of Distribution:

    This map appears to provide incomplete distribution data for pearl millet (a staple cereal grain grown in the hottest, driest areas where dryland crop-livestock production is possible, including the Sahelian zone of Sub-Saharan Africa and semi-arid areas of the Indian sub-continent; and an important mulch crop in minimum tillage systems for soya production in the Cerrados of Brazil)combined with distribution data for the widespread weed Setaria pumila (yellow bristlegrass or yellow foxtail). Taxonomic problems for these two species began when they were lumped by Linnaeus under the Latin binomial Panicum glaucum in his 1753 first edition of Species Plantarum.

    over 3 years ago

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