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Melica torreyana  Scribn.
Torrey melic,   Torrey's melica,   Torrey's melicgrass
Melica torreyana is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Melica
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Melica torreyana from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Melica torreyana is a species of grass known by the common name Torrey's melicgrass. Distribution It is endemic to California, where it grows in chaparral, grassland, and other hillside and mountain habitats in the northern and central sections of the state. Description Melica torreyana is a perennial bunchgrass with dense clumps of stems up to a meter-3 feet long. The inflorescence is a narrow panicle of small spikelets each under a centimeter long. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/22/2024).