Taxon  Report   6539 
Piptatherum miliaceum  (L.) Cosson  (not an active name)
Millet mountain rice,  Rice grass, Smilo grass

Piptatherum miliaceum
© 2004 Keir Morse
Piptatherum miliaceum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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 Plant Characteristics
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Piptatherum miliaceum
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Piptatherum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa miliacea var. miliacea
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Agrostis miliacea
PLANTS: Oryzopsis miliacea
 NOTE: Piptatherum miliaceum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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