New York Metropolitan Flora

Genus: Melica

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 04/03/2013

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Nomenclature

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

List of Melica Species

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)

General Discussion

The Eurasian grass 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.