Taxon  Report   12147    
Melinis repens  (Willd.) Zizka
Natal grass
Melinis repens
© 2016 Erik Larsen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Melinis repens
© 2007 Zoya Akulova
Melinis repens
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Melinis repens, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California.

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Melinis repens
© 2017 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Melinis
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Rhynchelytrum repens
PLANTS: Rhynchelytrum roseum
PLANTS: Saccharum repens
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More information about  Melinis repens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on 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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).