Recent molecular research has confirmed that Cenchrus and Pennisetum (Gramineae) should be united. For nomenclatural, not practical, reasons, Cenchrus is accepted as the correct name. In Malesia there are 16 species. A key, descriptions, and notes are provided. Observations on the nomenclature are given. Some typifications are discussed, e.g. of Cenchrus frutescens. Three new combinations, one neotype and three lectotypes are designated.

Cenchrus frutescens, Gramineae, history
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Veldkamp, J.F. (2014). A revision of Cenchrus incl. Pennisetum (Gramineae) in Malesia with some general nomenclatural notes. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 59(1), 59–75.