Plant Database forum: The Pennisetum genus is gone

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 24, 2018 12:16 AM CST

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It is no more. It is defunct. It has met its maker. It is pushing up the daisies. It is bereft of life. It is as dead as the ex-parrot.

I know some of you like to keep up with major changes in botanical names. I've just finished editing all of our Pennisetum entries to reflect the reclassification of all the Pennisetum species as species of the Cenchrus genus.
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Australis
Feb 24, 2018 12:26 AM CST

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Who knows. It might be resurrected again in future (as has seemingly occurred with a few Orchid genera, whilst many others have been merged).
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Feb 24, 2018 12:32 AM CST

Plants Admin

If that happens, we'll move them back to Pennisetum. Our work is never done. Smiling
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator
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Australis
Feb 24, 2018 12:39 AM CST

Plants Admin

Indeed. I'm expecting that as more and more plants have their genetics mapped and recorded, though, that the rate of reclassification will slowly drop.
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.

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