The Correct Names for Pearl Millet and Yellow Foxtail

Edward, E.E. (1976) The Correct Names for Pearl Millet and Yellow Foxtail. Taxon, 25 (2/3). pp. 297-304.

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Nomenclatural histories and usages are discussed for five binomials used for pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoideum, P. typhoides, P. spicatum, P. glaucum, P. americanum) and two binomials used for yellow foxtail (Setaria glauca, S. lutescens). Linnaean and pre-Linnaean concepts of Panicum glaucum L. and Panicum americanum L. are reviewed in detail. The controversial basionym, Panicum glaucum, is applied to yellow foxtail, in agreement with Linnaeus's treatment in the second edition of Species Plantarum. The name Panicum americanum clearly referred to pearl millet. A commonly-used combination, Pennisetum americanum (L). K. Schumann, is incorrect because Schumann did not accept it. The correct names are Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke (pearl millet) and Setaria glauca (L.) Beauv. (yellow foxtail

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Plant Taxonomy laboratory, Plant Genetics and Germplasm Institute, Agricultural Research service, Belts-ville, Maryland, USA
Subjects: Plant Production
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 06:14
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 06:14
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