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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: erect to prostrate; internode solid to hollow. Leaf: generally cauline; ligule hairy. Inflorescence: generally panicle-like, open; branches spreading to ascending; spikelets subsessile to stalked. Spikelet: falling as 1 unit; glumes strongly unequal, lower << upper or 0, upper glume silky-hairy; florets 2, lower floret sterile or staminate, lemma +- = upper glume, upper floret fertile, lemma membranous to thick, firm, smooth, +- white in fruit, margin flat, tip blunt, palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: 22 species: warm temperate, subtropics, southeastern Asia, Africa. Etymology: (Greek: a cereal, probably millet)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Melica torreyana
Next taxon: Melinis repens subsp. repens
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Melinis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11108, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.