Taxon  Report   6539 
Piptatherum miliaceum  (L.) Coss.  (not an active name)
Millet mountain rice,  Rice grass, Smilo grass
Piptatherum miliaceum
© 2004 Keir Morse
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Piptatherum miliaceum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Piptatherum miliaceum
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Piptatherum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN accepted name: Stipa miliacea var. miliacea
ICPN accepted name: Stipa miliacea
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Agrostis miliacea
PLANTS: Oryzopsis miliacea
PLANTS: Stipa miliacea
NOTE: Piptatherum miliaceum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 23, 2018).

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