Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br. (Poaceae).
First described in 1753 by Carolus Linnaeus, as a member of the
genus Panicum, from plants cultivated in European gardens thought to be of Indian origin.
Native to Africa, probably in the western part of the continent; but pearl millet is a complex
Parts used: seeds used as an edible grain; the stems of some species used as animal fodder.
Specimen from the Clifford Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (Panicum miliaceum L. - Proso Millet)