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Report for Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov.

updated: Aug 15th 2020, 9:12 am see all updates
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Family Poaceae
Genus Pennisetum
Species clandestinum
Author Hochst. ex Chiov.
Infraspecific subsp.
Infraspecfic Author
Pictures
Plant type
Life form
  • Perennial grassMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Eshel, A (2013) Ecophysiology of Pennisetum clandestinum: a valuable salt tolerant grass
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
240 mMMuscolo, A; Sidari, M; Panuccio, MR (2003) Tolerance of kikuyu grass to long term salt stress is associated with induction of antioxidant defencesPanuccio, MR; Sidari, M; Muscolo, A (2002) Effects of different salt concentrations and pH conditions on growth of Pennisetum clandestinum hochst. (Kikuyu grass)Radhakrishnan, M; Waisel, Y; Sternberg, M (2006) Kikuyu grass: A valuable salt-tolerant fodder grass
Germination YesMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Eshel, A (2013) Ecophysiology of Pennisetum clandestinum: a valuable salt tolerant grass
Salt glands and bladders YesAMARASINGHE, V; WATSON, L (1989) VARIATION IN SALT SECRETORY ACTIVITY OF MICROHAIRS IN GRASSES
Photosynthesis Pathway C4Wilen, CA; Holt, JS (1996) Physiological mechanisms for the rapid growth of Pennisetum clandestinum in Mediterranean climates
Molecular data
  • CarbohydratesMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Sidari, M (2003) Effects of salinity on growth, carbohydrate metabolism and nutritive properties of kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst)
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status unknown
Bioremediation YesMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Eshel, A (2013) Ecophysiology of Pennisetum clandestinum: a valuable salt tolerant grassSemple, WS; Cole, IA; Koen, TB (2004) Native couch grasses for revegetating severely salinised sites on the inland slopes of NSW
antioxidants
  • Antioxidant enzymesMuscolo, A; Sidari, M; Panuccio, MR (2003) Tolerance of kikuyu grass to long term salt stress is associated with induction of antioxidant defences
Secondary Metabolites
Compatible Solutes
Habitat
Economic use
  • 3000.0 FORAGEClark, SG; Ward, GN; Kearney, GA; Lawson, AR; McCaskill, MR; O'Brien, BJ; Raeside, MC; Behrendt, R (2013) Can summer-active perennial species improve pasture nutritive value and sward stability?Fraser, D; Sharp, P; Ahmad, N; Morris, B; Trethowan, R (2017) Abiotic stress tolerance of kikuyu (Cenchrus clandestinus) and some related grasses and potential of kikuyu for agricultural and urban environmentsMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Eshel, A (2013) Ecophysiology of Pennisetum clandestinum: a valuable salt tolerant grass
Distribution

No Distribution recorded for this taxon
Distribution (text)
  • Highlands of Central AfricaMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Eshel, A (2013) Ecophysiology of Pennisetum clandestinum: a valuable salt tolerant grass
  • WerringtonSouth Campus of Western Sydney University (33°46'13.3Shahrivar, AA; Rahman, MM; Hagare, D; Maheshwari, B (2019) Variation in kikuyu grass yield in response to irrigation with secondary and advanced treated wastewaters
  • AUSTRALIAFraser, D; Sharp, P; Ahmad, N; Morris, B; Trethowan, R (2017) Abiotic stress tolerance of kikuyu (Cenchrus clandestinus) and some related grasses and potential of kikuyu for agricultural and urban environments
Previously was:
  • Highlands of Central AfricaMuscolo, A; Panuccio, MR; Eshel, A (2013) Ecophysiology of Pennisetum clandestinum: a valuable salt tolerant grass
  • Miscellaneous notes
    References

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