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Pennisetum glaucum
(pearl millet)

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Pennisetum glaucum (pearl millet)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 17 November 2021
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pennisetum glaucum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pearl millet
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae

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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. (1810)

Preferred Common Name

  • pearl millet

Other Scientific Names

  • Chaetochloa glauca (L.) Scribn.
  • Panicum glaucum L.
  • Pennisetum americanum L. Leeke (1907)
  • Pennisetum dalzielii Stapf & Hubb.
  • Pennisetum fallax (Fig. & de Not.) Stapf & Hubb.
  • Pennisetum spicatum Roem. & Schult.
  • Pennisetum typhoides (Burm.f.) Stapf & Hubbard (1933)
  • Pennisetum typhoideum L.C. Rich.
  • Setaria glauca (L.) P. Beauv.
  • Setaria lutescens (Weig. ex Stuntz) Hubb.

International Common Names

  • English: bulrush millet; cat-tail millet; pale pigeongrass; pokograss; yellow bristlegrass; yellow foxtail
  • Spanish: almorejo glauco; cusanillo; lagartera; mijo perla
  • French: mil à chandelle; mil pénicillaire; millet a chandelle; millet perle; setaire glauque
  • Portuguese: capim-tinga; milha-amarelada; milha-paiceira

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Fuchsrote Borstenhirse; Gelbe Borstenhirse; Graugruene Borstenhirse; Niedrige Borstenhirse; Perlhirse; Rohrkolbenhirse
  • India: bajra
  • Italy: miglio africano; miglio perlato; panicastrella scura; panico glauco; pesarone
  • Japan: kinenokoro
  • Netherlands: zeegroene Naaldaar
  • Sweden: graa Kolvhirs
  • Vietnam: cor duooi voi; kee voi; lus a mieeu

EPPO code

  • PESGL (Pennisetum glaucum)
  • PESSP (Pennisetum spicatum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Pennisetum
  •                                 Species: Pennisetum glaucum

Natural enemies

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