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Pennisetum purpureum (Elephant grass, Napier grass, Cameroon grass)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Poaceae > Genus: Pennisetum

Native to tropical Africa and naturalised in southern Africa.

Ecological relationships

Acetobacter diazotrophicus

Bacteria

Acid-producing, nitrogen-fixing bacteria found in roots and stems.

 

 

 

 

Publications

  • Muthukumarasamy, R., Revathi, G., Seshadri, S. and Lakshminarasimhan, C. 2002. GluconAcetobacter diazotrophicus (syn. Acetobacter diazotrophicus), a promising diazotrophic endophyte in tropics." Current Science 83 (2): 137-145.

 


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