Taxon  Report   12147 
Melinis repens  (Willd.) Zizka
Natal grass
Melinis repens
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
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Melinis repens
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Melinis repens
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Melinis repens, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California.

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Melinis repens
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melinis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN + PLANTS: Rhynchelytrum repens
PLANTS: Rhynchelytrum roseum
PLANTS: Saccharum repens
PLANTS: Tricholaena repens
PLANTS: Tricholaena rosea
More information about  Melinis repens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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: Aug 17, 2018).

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