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Melinis repens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Melinis
Type species
Melinis minutiflora
  • Mildbraediochloa Butzin
  • Monachyron Parl. ex Hook.
  • Rhynchelytrum Nees
  • Suardia Schrank
  • Tristegis Nees

Melinis is a genus of African and Arabian plants in the grass family.[2][3][4]

The generic name is derived from the Greek meline meaning "millet".[5]

formerly included[1]

numerous species now regarded as better suited to Tricholaena


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  3. ^ Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 54 description in Latin, commentary in French
  4. ^ Tropicos, Melinis P. Beauv.
  5. ^ Quattrocchi U. (2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology. 1. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. p. 1275. ISBN 978-0-8493-1303-5. 
  6. ^ The Plant List search for Melinis