Genus: Melica

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Last Modified 04/03/2013

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Melica Linnaus, Sp. Pl. 1: 66. 1753.

List of Melica Species

General Discussion

The Eurasian grassĀ Melica altissima L. is grown as an ornamental and has been reported escaping from cultivation in Bronx Co., NY. It may eventually be confirmed in our area, but no specimens have yet been seen.

References to Melica

  • Boyle, W. S. 1945. A cytotaxonomic study of the North American species of Melica. Madrono 8: 1-26.
  • Hempel, W. 1970. Taxonomische und chlorogische Untersuchungen an Arten von Melica L. subgen. Melica. Feddes Repert. 81: 131-145. (In German)