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Group: Monocot Rank: species Kind: Name of a new Taxon Herbarium Placement: Lehmann, lower, A, 19

Authors: Published In: Prodromus Plantarum Capensium 24. 1794. (Prodr. Pl. Cap.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
Annotation: GrassBase (accessed 2016) treats this as a combination based on Panicum alopecuroides L., but there is no connection to Panicum alopecuroides L. (1753). In fact Linnaeaus changed his concept of Panicum alopecuroides in the Mantissa (1771) to a plant with plumose bristles (See Chase, 1921, p. 222) and this is presumably the basis of Thunberg's plumose bristled Cenchrus alopecuroides. This blocks the use of "alopecuroides" in Cenchrus for the plant long known as Pennisetum alopecuroides (L.) Spreng.
Locality: from the preface to the Prodromus: "Promontorio Bonae Spei Africes..."
Collector and Number: from the preface to the Prodromus: "collegit Carol. Pet. Thunberg"
Note: no material cited under the names.
Higher Taxa:     Taxonomy Browser
Concept:    details Keywords: gd, AFRI

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