Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum) Tallest Grass in the World
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ELEPHANT GRASS (Pennisetum purpureum) Tallest Grass in the World!


Grows up to 22 feet tall! Check the citations to see its many potential uses and precautions. These are black seeds with black fuzz, but it turns out they produce green stalks & leaves. Now offering live plant stalk cuttings.

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Napier grass, elephant grass or Ugandan grass.

Elephant Grass Data Links:
Bing ImagesCenter for Aquatic and Invasive PlantsDave’s Garden – Extension 1FAOGoogle SearchPubMed – Tropical ForagesUSDA – Wikipedia

Selected Scholarly Papers:
Steers performance in dwarf elephant grass pastures alone or mixed with Arachis pintoi.Uptake and translocation of cesium-133 in napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) under hydroponic conditions.
Lipophilic extractives from the cortex and pith of elephant grass ( Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.) stems.
Ethanol production from non-pretreated napiergrass through a simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process followed by a pentose fermentation with Escherichia coli KO11.
Feeding of tropical trees and shrub foliages as a strategy to reduce ruminal methanogenesis: studies conducted in Cuba.
Global climate niche estimates for bioenergy crops and invasive species of agronomic origin: potential problems and opportunities.
Biodiesel-derived crude glycerol bioconversion to animal feed: a sustainable option for a biodiesel refinery.
Bioethanol production from dedicated energy crops and residues in Arkansas, USA.
Green processing of tropical banagrass into biofuel and biobased products: an innovative biorefinery approach.
Exploiting phytochemicals for developing a ‘push-pull’ crop protection strategy for cereal farmers in Africa.
Evaluation of tropical plants containing tannin on in vitro methanogenesis and fermentation parameters using rumen fluid.
Vascular flora of the Upper Paraná River floodplain.
Copper tolerance of the biomass crops Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schumach), Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) and the upland reed (Phragmites australis) in soil culture.
Assessment of bermudagrass and bunch grasses as feedstock for conversion to ethanol.
Thermal conversion of elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum) to bio-gas, bio-oil and charcoal.
Evaluation on potential of wild hosts as trap plants for managing gramineous stemborers in maize based-agroecosystem.
The role of wild grasses in the management of lepidopterous stem-borers on maize in the humid tropics of western Africa.
Nitrate removal and denitrification affected by soil characteristics in nitrate treatment wetlands.
Leaf protein from ammonia-treated dwarf elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum cv. Mott).
Natural activities of 40K, 238U and 232Th in elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) in Ibadan metropolis, Nigeria.
Ecological rehabilitation and phytoremediation with four grasses in oil shale mined land.
The effects of supplementing Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) with rock phosphate and steamed bone meal compared with a commercial mineral mix on phosphorus absorption in cattle.
Improvement of hemorheological abnormalities in alcoholics by an oral antioxidant.
Herbaspirillum frisingense sp. nov., a new nitrogen-fixing bacterial species that occurs in C4-fibre plants.
A novel approach for monitoring genetically engineered microorganisms by using artificial, stable RNAs.
Ruminal release of minerals from six forage species.
Endogenous Abscisic Acid and Indole-3-Acetic Acid and Somatic Embryogenesis in Cultured Leaf Explants of Pennisetum purpureum Schum. : Effects in Vivo and in Vitro of Glyphosate, Fluridone, and Paclobutrazol.
Responses of Sorghum and Pennisetum Species to the N(2)-Fixing Bacterium Azospirillum brasilense.
C-4 pathway in Pennisetum purpureum.

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